S220 - Removal of Political Signs by Citizens. (SL 2019-119)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-119 does all of the following:

  • Deems abandoned any political sign remaining in the public right-of-way more than 40 days after the primary or election day, and authorizes a citizen to remove and dispose of the abandoned sign without penalty. This section became effective December 1, 2019.
  • Requires county boards of elections to provide at least 36 hours prior to the opening of polls for political advertising to be placed and at least 36 hours after the close of polls for political advertising to be removed at publicly owned polling places. This section became effective December 1, 2019.
  • Authorizes the Executive Director of the State Board of Elections to reduce the canvass period in the 2019 municipal elections, to resolve any conflicts in the election schedule. This section became effective July 11, 2019, and expired November 7, 2019.

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