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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions: Election Signage

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Updated: Aug. 20, 2020

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Missouri City residents will vote in the 2020 General & Special Elections at polling stations citywide. The positions on the ballot for the General Election are for Mayor, At-Large Position #1 and At-Large Position #2 and the Special Election includes the proposition providing for or against the adoption of the firefighters’ and police officers’ civil service law.

To address the questions regarding the placement of election signage, staff compiled this list of frequently asked questions:

When can candidates place election signage out?

Political signs may be posted beginning Sunday, Sept. 13.

A political sign placed solely for and relating to a public election shall be placed not earlier than the 30th calendar day before early voting. The first day of early voting by personal appearance for the 2020 election is Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Where can citizens report concerns about signage?

Questions or concerns regarding sign placement must be reported to the City’s Code Enforcement Division using SeeClickFix via this link: https://seeclickfix.com/missouri-city.

Is signage allowed in the public right-of-way?

No. Signs are not allowed in the public right-of-way without the written authorization of the public entity owning or controlling the public right of way. See Section 13.17.I of the Zoning Ordinance of the Missouri City Code via this link: http://bit.ly/2ND3B3J.

Can signage be placed on City property?

Signs may not be placed on City property except as provided by the municipal policy on signs during election season. View the policy via this link: http://bit.ly/2Okdvg8.

Are vehicle signs allowed in Missouri City?

Vehicle signs under Sec. 13.10, Regulations for conditionally exempt signs, H. Vehicle signs, are prohibited. View the ordinance via this link: http://bit.ly/2OPM8Km.

Are there any requirements when holding special events? 

Yes. A City-issued special event permit is required if the event occurs outside or inside a place that is not zoned for such an event. Additionally, a health permit may be required if food is being provided. For more information on obtaining a health permit, contact the Inspections & Permits division at 281.403.8600.

Should public resources be used for campaigns? 

No. Public resources should not be used for campaigns. For more information and to submit complaints, contact the Texas Ethics Commission at 512.463.5800.

What is the deadline for when candidates should remove election signage?

Political signs must be removed by Friday, Nov. 6.

A political sign shall be removed not later than the third calendar day after the election date.

For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store). 

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