Notice To Candidates: Signs Not Permitted On School Property

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The following notice regarding the placement of campaign signs at local polling places was received late Wednesday night from the Cannon County Election Commission Office:

Please convey the following information regarding the placement of Campaign signs near our County Schools.  (Director of Schools) Barbara Parker has advised the Election Office that Campaign signs will NOT be permitted on School property.

Stan Dobson and I spoke with Wayne Hancock (with the State Election Commission) Wednesday evening because of the "blossoming" numbers of Campaign signs at the West Side School, and reports of similar and worse problems at the other School locations.  We were told that the County Road "Right of Way" was 30 ft. from the center of roadway.  Signs upon the "Right of Way" will not be deemed upon School Property.

Signs that are "large" enough to block a driver's vision or line of safe sight, at or near driveways, entrances or exits, will be deemed a hazard and removed.  There are currently signs at West Side School creating safety hazards and they will be removed.

Signs that are upon School Property will be uprooted and laid into the "Right of Way."  These boundaries have pretty much been respected until the "eve" of our election. While we do not have all the manpower or resources to swoop out and remedy immediately, we do request that the Candidate respect these
guidelines and make corrections promptly.  We will do our best to insure enforcement.

We would appreciate all Candidates to make corrections as quickly as they or their supporters show up at these locations, so that "other" remedies won't be required.

Thank you,

Stan Dobson, Administrator
Matt Studd, Election Commissioner
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