- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — The elections may be over, but you wouldn’t know it from the signs still left outside.

A week after midterm elections, residents throughtout the Washington area are still seeing signs in their neighborhoods.

Each jurisdiction has laws regulating when the signs have to be taken down. In Washington, they have to be removed within 30 days. In Montgomery County, there’s a $500 fine for not removing campaign signs promptly, and in Fairfax County political campaigns forfeit $100 if they don’t take down their signs.

Figuring out who actually put up a sign makes it hard to fine the person if they don’t take the sign down. At least one politician is taking an active approach. Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, a Democrat, says he has crews out removing signs.

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