It is not without a doubt, candidates work hard, invest money, and time during their election campaign; however, campaign signs often stolen, damaged, or replaced with their opponents’ signs.
Colusa County is not immune to this behavior.
Candidates for public office usually behave professionally – exchanging handshakes more often than exchanging harsh words or participate in boorish behavior.
However, supporters of those candidates can get carried away.
Recently several candidates have had their signs stolen, or covered in spray paint.
Campaign signs are part of the ground game to get elected to office. It not only hurts a candidate when their signs disappear; stealing or destroying one is also against the law.
Campaign sign vandalism is a crime that can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, from a simple fine to jail time.
If you witness campaign signs being vandalized or removed, it is advised to contact your local authority or the appropriate candidate.
If a candidate’s campaign sign appears on your property without permission, contact the candidate to have the sign removed.