KALISPELL, Mont. - Flathead County commissioners are considering eliminating time constraints on the posting of political signs on private property.
The currently regulation states that a political sign could not be put up on zoned private land more than 30 days prior to an election and that signs must be removed no more than one week after the election.
The commission is scheduled to vote Friday. Planning director BJ Grieve says court cases in other states have determined that limiting the time period for political signs is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech.
Grieve says the state Department of Transportation has removed any time restrictions on political signs and other Montana cities have stopped enforcing similar rules.
The county planning board recommended in February that commissioners approve the change.
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