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Election officials need your help cleaning up campaign signs following Tuesday's low voter turnout

Local - 5/14/2014 4:35 PM by Karen Franklin

FAYETTEVILLE - Election officials want your help to clean up remaining campaign signs following Tuesday's primary election.

Fayette County Clerk Kelvin Holliday told Newswatch that removing signs within a week is a good rule of thumb to go by. After a month, the ads become litter and can be ordered down by highway crews or your county prosecuting attorney, according to Holliday.

He added that Fayette County experienced the lowest turnout he's seen in his 22 years of work -- just 15 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. He believes residents weren't prompted to vote because they weren't choosing a president or governor.

“But it was still really important for the people running for office,” he told WOAY. “We had several close races for some of the committee positions which are elected every four years, one of which could change at the election canvas next Monday, so every vote does make a difference, especially so in a lightly-voted off-year election.”

Holliday strongly encourages participation in every election. “Signs don't vote,” he said.


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