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Nevada Candidates Told It’s Time to Take Down Roadside Signs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Win or lose, election season is over and it’s time for those roadside campaign signs to leave with it.

Las Vegas and North Las Vegas require candidates to pull out the stakes by Wednesday, which is 15 days after the election.

Failing to do so in North Las Vegas could bring a fine of up to $1,000 for removal and storage fees, spokeswoman Delen Goldberg told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The City of Las Vegas can charge candidates for the time it takes city employees to remove the signs, according to spokeswoman Margaret Kurtz.

Some local government deadlines for removing the banners have already passed.

The City of Henderson wanted the signs out by last Friday, which was 10 days after the election, and warned that unclaimed signs are removed and thrown away. The City of Reno asked candidates to get rid of the signs within five days after an election.

The Nevada Department of Transportation gives candidates until Dec. 8 to remove signs from alongside state-owned roadways.
“It’s about safety,” NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon said in a statement. “Signs that distract drivers, block the view of motorists, resemble official traffic signs or interfere with maintenance of our roadsides are not safe. And, after an election, we need to avoid the potential of old political signs interfering in any way with road safety.”

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