Political season is once again upon us as local elections loom in the spring. With election season comes campaign signs in yards. Brian Hile, Taylorville Chief of Police had several guidelines for candidates and citizens when it comes to campaign signs.
Candidates again must obtain permission before placing any signs on someone’s property, and political signs cannot be placed on any city property including boulevards. Hile said signs being removed from yards is unfortunately a fairly typical occurrence during election season.
The Taylorville Police Department also asks that signs are not placed in a manner which will block the view of motorists, and if signs are considered to be a traffic hazard, they will be removed.