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Campaign signs posted around town aren't exactly legal…yet

KADN Staff
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 4:17pm

With election season right around the corner many candidates, namely those running for City Marshall and District Attorney, have campaign signs, posters, and banners posted in many areas of Lafayette. However, the recent surge in campaign material scattered throughout town isn't exactly legal.

A city ordinance states that campaign materials can only be put up 90 days before balloting, or voting. Early voting starts October 21st, which means the candidates should not be posting campaign material until July 23.  

The Department of Planning, Zoning, and Codes is tasked with keeping tabs on political signage in the city of Lafayette, not the entire parish. The ordinance only covers signs or materials that are posted within the official city limits.  

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