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Win or lose, the clock is ticking to take down those Idaho primary election campaign signs

By: - May 18, 2022 1:53 pm
Brad Little supporters hold yard signs

Supporters of Idaho Gov. Brad Little hold up campaign signs and listen to him give a speech during the Idaho Republican Party primary celebration on May 17, 2022. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

The Ada County Highway District in a press release reminded candidates and residents that political campaign signs must be removed from the public right-of-way within 48 hours after the May 17 primary election.
The rule is part of ACHD’s temporary sign placement ordinance. For this election, that means signs should be removed from the right-of-way by the end of the day on Thursday, May 19, the press release said.
Campaign officials and candidates are responsible for collecting their signs after Election Day. If a sign is determined to be in a spot where it’s not supposed to be, ACHD will remove it, the press release said. Signs collected by ACHD crews are brought to the Ada County Highway District Headquarters in Garden City, where owners can make arrangements to pick them up.
The full policy can be found on ACHD’s website. For questions about sign placement, residents can contact the Ada County Highway District at 208-387-6100 or by using the District’s TellUs form.

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.