CLAREMONT, NH–Over the last two weeks, the Claremont Police Department has fielded a number of complaints concerning the removal, defacement or destruction of political campaign signs. “These acts seem to have been primarily directed at Clinton campaign signs,” said Claremont Police Chief Alex Scott. As a reminder, said Scott, under NH RSA 664:17, it is against the law for anyone to remove, deface, or knowingly destroy any political advertising which is placed on public property. Violations are punishable by civil penalty of up to $1,000.
Concerns over the placement of political advertising signs on public property should be brought to the attention of the local police or the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. More information concerning political advertising law may be found at http://doj.nh.gov/election-law/faq.htm.
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