YAKIMA, Wash- Ballots are still being counted but it's time to clear out the campaign signs. City codes generally give those signs free reign during election season, but now that the election is over, the signs need to come down.
In Yakima, most campaigns have done this already. Areas that have been plastered with signs for the last four months have just a few remaining. Different cities have different deadlines for sign removal.
Kennewick- November 9
Richland and Pasco- November 12
All signs visible from highways- November 12
Yakima- November 17
In the case of an overlap, for example a sign in a Yakima yard that's visible from the highway, the earlier deadline of November 12 applies. Failure to remove signs by the deadline can result in a fine for the candidate, campaign, or property owner