Campaign Sign Regulations Reminder

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:35am

As campaign signs start appearing in advance of the November election, the Town would like to take the opportunity to remind candidates of the state regulations regarding sign placement. Below is the link to the regulations as posted on the Wake County Board of Election’s webpage. Please note that political signs ARE allowed in public rights-of-way on state regulated streets, provided you get permission from the adjacent property owner. Also note it is a Class 3 misdemeanor to remove a legally placed political sign. It may be beneficial to review the text in its entirety as a refresher.

The State of North Carolina gives municipalities permission to regulate, by ordinance, political sign placement on rights-of-way of streets within each municipality for which responsibility for maintenance is established. The Town of Rolesville adheres to the provisions of subsections (b) through ( e) of Article 8 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes as well as respectfully asks that signs not be placed in the berm surrounding the Veterans Memorial at the corner of Main Street and Young Street in the center of town.