Time to pick up the signs

For weeks, small forests of signs promoting dozens of political candidates have been demonstrations of the vigor of our system of government.

Now, they are just litter.

Some candidates and their supporters started the process of picking up their signs on Tuesday evening. It is pleasing to note that the vast majority of those running for office in our area understand their responsibility in that regard.

Some do not. As is the case after any election, a few of the signs will remain visible for weeks, even months.

So, candidates, we urge you to mobilize the same small armies of people who supported you to get the signs picked up. Those of you who don’t see that as important should think about this:

­Signs left in place too long are litter — and no one likes a litterbug.

By Patricia Older

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