The Secretary of Transportation reminds political candidates and campaigns that:
The law bans political signs and stickers from right of way locations especially highway shoulders, traffic signs or devices, trees, stones, fence posts and utility poles. DOH workers will pull any signs from state right of ways and, for a short time, will store them in county highways offices to be picked up by candidates or their representatives.
In addition to the lost time and money specifc to the signs themselves, there are fines associated with violating the state’s regulations. Violating the West Virginia Department of Transportation lawn sign regulations could cost your campaign thousands of dollars since each sign is a new violation. One afternoon of putting up election signs along the highway will drain your campaign’s coffers.
For more information about the state’s outdoor advertising laws, contact the Highways’ Traffic Engineering Division in Charleston at (304) 558-9341.