By Elaine Davis


Several reports have been made that the night before Early Voting started a lot of campaign signs were removed some from yards that had owner’s permission and support. The majority of candidates have ran before and those newcomers have been diligent in adhering to the law. So where’d they all go?


Line W of 13.3 – SIGNS EXEMPT FROM SIGN REGULATIONS in the City of Knoxville’s Code of Ordinances reads:

Temporary signs for political purposes; provided that each sign cannot exceed 32 square feet in area, cannot be displayed for more than 30 days prior to the start of the earliest voting period for the candidate or issue, and must be removed within five days following the end of the final voting period for the candidate or issue.