Sign Shenanigans in Iredell Over Bond Vote

Signs for Wake County Commissioner went missing in the last week. Looks like sign swiping is happening elsewhere too. Statesville.com is reporting that “Vote No” signs have disappeared from locations in Iredell County:

Turns out some people, or perhaps one vigilante, really want these school bonds to pass. So much so, in fact, that committing a crime is not deemed going too far.

Becky Galliher, director of the Iredell County Board of Elections, said on Wednesday that several signs attempting to sway voters with the “It’s OK to vote no” message on the school bonds have been unlawfully removed from the Stockton Street voting location.

“A lot of them have been taken up,” said Galliher, adding that she found the actions “very disrespectful,” not to mention illegal. 

Under state law, it is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully placed.

Glad to see the article points out this is a Class 3 misdemeanor.

Related – Iredell County Commissioner candidate encouraging people who want to vote NO on the bond issue to stay home and not vote at all.  Wow.

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A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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