The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to advise candidates, as they conduct their campaigns for public office, to please keep the following in mind:
- It is against Louisiana Law (see RS 48:347) to place signs within the right-of-way of a state highway.
- Campaign signs placed in the state right-of-way will be removed and stored at the nearest DOTD parish maintenance unit for 30 days. Contact information for the DOTD districts can be found below.
- DOTD personnel are required to remove political signs and other obstructions from state right-of-way in a timely fashion when they become aware of the obstruction.
A good rule of thumb is to place your sign behind existing utility poles on property where you have received permission from the private property owner. Most utilities are within the DOTD right-of-way.
For directions about where and how to reclaim any of your signs that have been removed by DOTD personnel, please refer to the list below.
Thank you for your cooperation and your help in keeping our roadways safe for the citizens of Louisiana.
- DOTD DISTRICT 08
3300 MacArthur Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71301
Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Vernon, Rapides, Avoyelles
ELECTION REMINDER….Early voting begins September 30 and ends October 7 at the Vernon Parish Registrar of Voters Office for the October 14 primary. Local polling places will be open until 8 p.m. the day of the primary election. Absentee ballots by mail must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13.