Patch's Poll: Should Candidates Use Lawn Signs?

'Tis the season for lawn signs to begin sprouting. Add your thoughts in the comments.

In New London for the Democratic primary, .

But for the regular election, all bets are off and signs are sprouting everywhere.

As we enter October, every town will begin to see this old-fashioned form of political advertising. What do you think? Take our poll and then add your thoughts in the comments.

Deb Heinrich October 03, 2011 at 03:29 PM
Dear Mr. Knowmore, I do not have any record of visiting your home as I was going door to door and hearing from voters face to face about their concerns, issues and ideas. If you were to share with us your real name, I am certain that other candidates would be happy to avoid disturbing you in the future. I wish you the best, Deb Heinrich
Maggie L. October 03, 2011 at 04:11 PM
I never have and I never will vote for a candidate because I've seen their name on a sign. It makes more sense to me for the candidates to get out and meet the voters; let them know what your plans are; what changes you think need to made and how you plan to be a good representative. Signs are an eye sore.
Julia Mathison October 06, 2011 at 09:09 PM
Whatever amount of money is spent on those signs should be matched and donated to town by candidates. That'd be the ultimate move to get votes. Those signs are so unsightly and remain standing for far too long!
Maineiac October 18, 2011 at 02:35 AM
Just the other day I saw a "Malloy for Governor 2010" lawn sign. I guess after a year the land owners do not know the 2010 election is over or they are sore winners.
Local October 18, 2011 at 01:48 PM
On private property is one thing- and that should be in the lawn, not on the road; posted in public areas is another thing- I had to call an un-named candidate last year because one of her canvassers had placed a sign directly in front of a war memorial in North Stonington. Personally, I think they are a tacky display of the carnival the American Political system has become.


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