Friday, February 26, 2021

Candidate Signs Vandalized

With the June primaries just a few weeks away, candidates have been hitting the streets – handing out brochures, speaking with constituents, and placing campaign signs in yards.

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.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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