The results are in for all Oklahoma candidates running for office this year, but in violation of the city’s sign ordinance, some of their campaign signs can still be spotted in yards around town.

 


The results are in for all Oklahoma candidates running for office this year, but in violation of the city’s sign ordinance, some of their campaign signs can still be spotted in yards around town.

 

Ardmore Development Services Director Laura McElhanon said all candidates were supposed to post a $200 cash bond before they or their supporters placed campaign signs on property inside the city limits. That bond was refundable 10 days after the election, provided that all the conditions of the sign ordinance were met. And all signs were supposed to have been removed within five days after the election.

 

In normal election years after the votes are counted, candidates typically pick up their signs to either stash away for some future election or to haul to the landfill. Collectors snatch a few, and homeowners dump the rest in the trash. But despite most everyone’s best intentions, some of the signs don’t get removed in a timely manner.

 

“If you still have a political sign in your yard, you need to take it down,” McElhanon said.

 

And it’s not only the signs that the politicians have forgotten. As of Tuesday, only three of them have come to City Hall to pick up their $200 deposits.

 

Steve Biehn, 221-6546