Contact: Rhonda Oaks
Phone: (936) 633-4395
Date: Jan. 26, 2018
As primary elections draws near, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding political parties, candidates and their supporters that the law dictates where campaign signs can be placed along Texas roadways.
March 6 is the scheduled primary election and May 22 set for runoff elections. Candidates can place campaign signs up to 90 days prior to elections.
“We want to remind everyone that TxDOT has guidelines about placing signs on the right-of-way,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “There are usually many signs posted near election time and if a political sign is placed on the right of way, we will be required to remove it without notice.”
Posting signage on public lands is illegal. TxDOT is urging candidates and supporters to remember:
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