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Campaign Sign Information

In state and federal election years - including 2020 - Minnesota Statute 211B.045 governs the placement of campaign signs from 46 days before the primary until 10 days after the general election. This statute allows campaign signs to be posted in any size and number, subject to some limitations found in Minn Stat Chapter 211B on the content of signs and where they can be placed.

 More information can be found in the table below about specific concerns relating to campaign signs, including what provisions regulate certain topics and who to contact about complaints.

 Topic  Regulated By  Contact for Complaint
 Content of a sign  MN Stat 211B  MN Office of Administrative Hearings, 651-361-7837
Signs in City streets and/or right of ways, on city boulevards, on boulevard trees or utility poles City Ordinances  Rochester Public Works, 507-328-2400
Signs in State or Federal street and/or rights of way  MN Statute 173.15 and MN Statute 160.27  Minnesota Department of Transportation
 Signs of Corporate Property  MN Statute 211B.15  MN Office of Administrative Hearings, 651-361-7837

 On Election Day:
-Signs on public property within 100 feet of a building that is a polling place

-On the public property of a building that is polling place (park, school, library, public housing)

 MN Statute 211B.11  Olmsted County Elections 507-328-7650