Campaign Signs Being Defaced and Removed

election 2016Over the last two weeks the Claremont Police Department has fielded a number of complaints concerning the removal, defacement or destruction of political  campaign signs.  These acts seem to have been primarily directed at Clinton campaign signs.  As a reminder, under NH RSA 664:17 it is against the law for anyone to remove, deface or knowingly destroy any political advertising which is placed on public property.   Violations are punishable by civil penalty of up   to $1,000. Concerns over the placement of political  advertising signs on public property should  be brought to the attention of the local police or the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. More information concerning political advertising law can be found at /election­ law/fag.htm

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