Voters split campaign signs to comply with Dare County code

Ray Midgett/WAVY Viewer
Ray Midgett/WAVY Viewer

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Some voters in Dare County are going great lengths to preserve their campaign signs ahead of next week’s election.

The county has a limit on the size of posted political signs. Supporters of the Dare County GOP found a way to work around the regulation, though: They’re cutting the large signs into separate pieces.

County Commissioner Wally Overman tells 10 On Your Side the signs are now technically in compliance and will not be removed.

“We were told we were out of compliance, so we got complaint,” said Browny Douglas, chairman of the Dare County GOP. “The way I see it is that it’s complete political ingenuity. We managed to get compliant and save out message at the same time.”

One of the split signs, supporting Beverly Boswell, is posted outside the Dare County municipal complex in Manteo. The other is a ‘Trump 2016’ sign, which is posted in Buxton.