Candidates using campaign signs must conform to the following:
- Signs must be confined wholly to placement on private property with permission of the property owner. Such signs shall not be located on public property or in public street rights-of-way. A street right-of-way is generally the area between and including sidewalks, or between utility poles if sidewalks do not exist.
- Signs shall not be erected earlier than 60 days prior to the election or referendum to which they apply.
- Signs shall be removed within 5 days after the election or referendum to which they apply. Signs for candidates in a runoff election may be maintained until the final election to which the signs apply.
- Signs shall not exceed 6 square feet per sign face, and shall not exceed a height of 4 feet.
- The regulations of this subsection do not prohibit the use of billboards.
- Any sign painted onto or fastened to trees or utility poles located in a public right-of-way or other public property is prohibited (Sec. 19-6.6.3 and Sec. 19-6.6.2(k)).
Any sign not meeting these requirements will, without additional notice, be removed by the City of Greenville right-of-way crews and/or zoning officials. For more information, contact the Planning and Development Division at 864-467-4476.
South Carolina Code
Distribution and Displaying Campaign Literature at Polls (S.C. Code of Laws §7-25-180(a))
Unlawful distribution of campaign literature. It is unlawful on an election day within two hundred feet of any entrance used by the voters to enter the polling place for a person to distribute any type of campaign literature or place any political posters. The poll manager shall use every reasonable means to keep the area within two hundred feet of any such entrance clear of political literature and displays, and the county and municipal law enforcement officers, upon request of a poll manager, shall remove or cause to be removed any material within two hundred feet of any such entrance distributed or displayed in violation of this section.