Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Political Signs Still Bothering You?

Here we are seven days after the primary election is over and your neighbor refuses to remove his [candidate of choice] yard sign from his yard.  What can you do about it?  If you live in the Reservoir Community District, here is your answer:

Section 2609.04(E) of the Reservoir Community District ordinance states signs for candidates for political office "shall be removed within five (5) days [] following said election.  Signs for successful primary election candidates, eligible for the general election, may remain after the primary election but shall be removed within five (5) days after the general election."

In layman's terms, if it's a Thad Cochran or Travis Childers sign, it can stay; if it's a Chris McDaniel sign, Gary Windham or Charles Lindsey sign, it must go.  

Stubborn neighbor refusing to admit defeat and it's bothering you that bad?  Talk to him and ask him to take it down.  If that doesn't work, call the PRVWSD if you live on leasehold land, or fill out this form.  In the county, call the Rankin County Community Development office, or fill out this form.  

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can not read the paper or listen to the news, but the PRIMARY ELECTION IS NOT OVER. IT IS OVER WHEN A WINNER IS DECLARED. MY YARD SIGN STAYS UP UNTIL THIS CROOKED ELECTION IS OFFICIAL.

Troy Odom said...

Hope springs eternal. I suppose you could make the argument the primary election is not over until all avenues of appeal are exhausted. However, I give that argument the same chance of success I give McDaniel.

Anonymous said...

What government entity has announced a winner?

Troy Odom said...

Governmental entities don't announce winners, thankfully. This isn't China. Yesterday, however, the State GOP Executive Committee met to begin the certification process. Of course, all this is irrelevant to the underlying point of the post. The plain language of the Overlay Ordinance ties the political sign removal date to five days following the "election", not to the "date upon which all right to appeal has expired." Anyone that wants to leave their McDaniel sign up as a show of protest, knock yourself out; I can understand the frustration. My favored candidates have come up on the losing end at times, too.

Anonymous said...

Tony, you need to read the ordinance. It says, the winner CAN KEEP his sign up until 5 days after the general election. A WINNER HAS NOT BEEN CERTIFIED YET AND MCDANIEL WILL BE THE WINNER WHEN ALL THE ILLEGAL "PAID FOR" VOTES ARE THROWN OUT. SO UNTIL MCDANIEL CONCEDES OR COCHRAN IS DECLARED THE WINNER. "MY YARD SIGN STAYS UP"