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Maine legislature makes changes to political sign rules

Mainers can expect to see campaign signs go up earlier and come down later, now that the legislature has made a change to the law. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) – Mainers can expect to see campaign signs go up earlier and come down later, now that the legislature has made a change to the law.

The law used to allow political signs to be up for six weeks, but now they can be up for 12.

Under the new law, the temporary signs can be placed in public for a maximum of 12 weeks within the calendar year.

Signs that say the same thing or portray the same message must be placed 30 feet away from another, and they can't be bigger than 4 by 8 feet.

Whoever is responsible for the sign must put their name, title. address, and the date the sign was posted.

None of the signs are allowed to be placed on fixtures or trees, and they must be placed away from the highway.

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