DelDOT Reminder: Please Remove Roadside Election Signs
State law requires removal by Thursday, December 6, 2012
Dover -- The Department of Transportation is reminding political parties, elected officials and other candidates that state law requires all election signs located in the right of way be removed by Thursday, December 6. Now that the fall election is over, and before the weather gets much colder, DelDOT encourages all candidates and political parties to spend the next week ensuring all roadside signs are removed, before the deadline.
Starting December 7, 2012, each sign in the state-owned right of way is subject to removal and candidates can be fined $25 per sign. There is an additional $15 fee to have the sign returned. The deadline is part of the state's exemption for roadside election signs, which allows signs to be placed in certain areas of the state-owned right of way 30 days before and 30 days after an election. No other signs are permitted at any time.
Residents with questions about the sign law, can call DelDOT at:
New Castle County - (302) 326-4679
Kent County - (302) 760-2443
Sussex County - (302) 853-1340