I noticed maybe a week or so ago that campaign signs for Worth Dikeman were already popping up in yards around Eureka. There's even a big one in my in- law's yard across the street from my house. Isn't there some protocol about how soon before an election the signs go up?
I'd be the last one to tell someone they can't put a sign up in their yard no matter what the message was and I don't know that I would ever consider a law regulating when campaign signs are allowed to be displayed. It just seems to me that seeing a bunch of campaign signs everywhere you go tends to get old pretty quick, and that's from someone who obviously takes an interest in politics.
I was under the impression that the signs generally go up around a month prior to a given election, and it's considered general courtesy to take them down the day after the election.
I know by the time Election Day comes around I'm usually pretty tired of all the signs and campaign rhetoric so I like to see all the signs from the election gone as soon as possible. I actually try to take any signs I have up (including bumperstickers) down as soon as the polls close on Election Day.
Since anyone who's anyone in Humboldt visits this blog regularly, please help me get the word out on campaign sign courtesy. What to do about the signs up now, I don't know. I guess I'll just have to live with them.