California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Campaign Signs Along State Highways

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to remind all candidates registered in the upcoming election, their representatives and/or campaign personnel and campaign workers of ballot measures of the policy regarding placement of  “Temporary Political Signs” within view of a state highway.

Section 5405.3 of the State Outdoor Advertising Act allows an exemption for the placement of&nb

“Temporary Political Signs” along certain state highways. These signs are not to be placed within the state right of way.

Temporary Political Sign meets the following criteria:

  • Encourages a particular vote in a scheduled election.
  • Is placed no sooner than 90 days prior to the scheduled election and is removed within 10 days after that election.
  • Is no larger than 32 square feet.
  • Has a statement of responsibility form filed with the Department of Transportation certifying a person who will be responsible for removing the signs.

State law directs the Department of Transportation to remove unauthorized temporary Political Signs and bill the responsible party for their removal.

For more information or a copy of the form “Statement of Responsibility” for Temporary Political Signs, please go to: www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oda/political_signs.htm

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