With the political campaign season gearing up, local elections officials are making sure candidates understand the state rules about campaign signs.
Many believe political signs distract drivers and clutter the roadways. Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen says county code enforcement officers will pull out any signs placed in public property, road right of ways, or telephone polls.
And any candidate who repeatedly violates the rules will be fined.
"If you put 'em out, we're going to pull them up, so don't waste your time putting signs in road right of ways, cluttering the areas in Bay County. We want to keep it clean, neat, and organized."
Andersen says official candidates send a much stronger message when their supporters put-up signs on their own property.
For more political sign legal information, log onto www.bayvotes.org, and click under the candidate section.