While many candidates and campaigns have already been out collecting their signs that have dotted North Carolina roadsides since late August, the placard’s time will run out come Friday.
State law requires all campaign signs to be removed from the right of way of state and town maintained highways, streets and roads within 10 days of the election. That date this year is Nov. 13.
They are considered abandoned property and anyone can remove and dispose of them without penalty 30 days after the election.
This law, however, does not apply to signs that are placed on private property. So you can’t just walk in someone else’s yard and take their signs or flags.