Candidates Are Reminded of Sign Removal Deadline
LIBERTY, March 5, 2016 - The Texas Department of Transportation recognizes that many candidates across the state use signage as a way to influence voters during the campaign season. With the passing of Super Tuesday, TxDOT is reminding candidates that the 10-day period to remove campaign signs has begun.
State law regulates political signage placed near a roadway as well as the removal of those signs following a primary or general election. Candidates are given 10 days to remove all signs following an election.
TxDOT may immediately remove a sign erected, placed or maintained, in whole or in part, on a highway right of way if the sign is not authorized by state law. If a traffic hazard exists because of a political sign, it could be removed immediately.
Signs left beyond the 10-day limit will be removed. Campaigns will be notified by TxDOT of any sign removal and provide information regarding sign retrieval and/or fines associated with the removal.
For those campaigns that will be supporting candidates in the November general election, TxDOT urges them to remember that posting signs on public lands is illegal.