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October 19th, 2012 No Comments

Election Signage

During an election many voters patriotically display campaign signage on their property.

This is an exciting national event!  The Association does request that voters remove signage after the election is over.

In accordance with the Marlyand HOA Act, we will enforce that signage be removed 7 days after the election is held.  See part (c); (3); (ii).

Maryland HOA Act

§ 11B-111.2.

Candidate or proposition sign.

(a) In general. — In this section, “candidate sign” means a sign on behalf of a candidate for public office or a slate of candidates for public office.

(b) Exceptions. — Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a recorded covenant or restriction, a provision in a declaration, or a provision in the bylaws or rules of a homeowners association may not restrict or prohibit the display of:

(1) A candidate sign; or

(2) A sign that advertises the support  or defeat of any question submitted to the voters in accordance with the Election Law Article.

(c) Restriction. — A recorded covenant or restriction, a provision in a declaration, or a provision in the bylaws or rules of a homeowners association may restrict the display of a candidate sign or a sign that advertises the support or defeat of any proposition:

(1) In the common areas;

(2) In accordance with provisions of federal, State, and local law; or

(3) If a limitation to the time period during which signs may be displayed is not specified by a law of the jurisdiction in which the homeowners association is located, to a time period not less than:

(i) 30 days before the primary election, general election, or vote on the proposition; and

(ii) 7 days after the primary election, general election, or vote on the proposition.


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