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Campaign Signs Still Adorn Woodinville, Surrounding Areas

Although the campaigning is long over, candidate signs still litter the Woodinville landscape.

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As you come out of Costco this time of year, you might expect to see frost on the trees, not frost on the campaign signs.

But, in and around Woodinville, campaign signs still litter some roadways. Snohomish County Planning Commissioner and unsuccessful State Senate candidate in the 1st Legislative District Guy Palumbo saw some on Monday and tweeted:

"I think it's time for these to come down," with a photo of campaign signs near Costco.

He also told Patch that there's another in Grace by Costco and that others are sprinkled along 522 toward Maltby.

Have you seen campaign signs around Woodinville or in other areas and do you find it annoying to see them so long after the campaign season?

Laws in both King County and the state dictate signs must be removed 10 days after Election Day; in the City of Woodinville, signs must come down seven days post election.

To complain about illegally posted campaign signs on public property, easements or right-of-way in unincorporated King County, call King County Roads Maintenance at 206-296-8100. The toll-free number is 1-800-527-6237.

Eric Schroeder January 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Very constructive article; thanks! I'm grossed out by all the trash wannabe politicians leave around in a cynical attempt to get elected.
Alexandra Sheeks January 15, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Woodinville residents can also contact the City of Woodinville at 425-489-2754 to report illegal signs within City limits.
Brad Walker April 08, 2013 at 02:27 PM
I think it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure the signs come down immediatly after election. As a runner I sadly see dozens more than the average commuter littering the ditches that line our roads. I think it is a total shame, for our city and for the environment, that these signs are not given the attention post election. Left behind signs cannot become another piece of the normal landscape we adapt to. Perhaps, a monetary fine attached to signs that remain after the 7-10 period following the election, would help motivate folks to ensure proper disposal.

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