Over the weekend I saw the first political signs of the fall election season appear near prime intersections. They are an indication that the local campaigns are gearing up for the big election. Come November the Presidential Election will use unprecedented amounts of advertising on television, through the mail, over the phone and in newspapers and magazines. They are already using the Internet in inventive ways. Local candidates are getting in the game early by staking out key sign locations about town.
It used to be local candidates would wait until after Labor Day. Then a few years ago someone started putting their signs up during the Labor Day Weekend. Soon the signs were getting placed a couple of weeks before the holiday and now they are coming out more than a month before.
There is nothing wrong with the placement of the signs at this time. In fact guidelines for signage usually stipulate the signs be in place no longer than 90 days. Guess what? We are less than 90 days to the election.
Now before someone gets antsy to comment, I have seen the signs left over from the Primaries/Runoff and May/June Elections. I think they are just as much an eyesore as anyone else. The soon fade in our
What the signs really portend is the approaching election and it will soon be the time to make your selections for public office. There a many things on the ballot besides the presidential/vice-presidential race. Federal offices include US Senator and
There will be lots of choices. Its not too late to start learning about your candidates now because the election is getting closer every day.
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