Le­duc sign van­dals could face charges

Edmonton Journal - - CITY -

Peo­ple dam­ag­ing or steal­ing mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion signs in Le­duc County could face crim­i­nal charges if caught, RCMP warned Thurs­day.

Moun­ties are urg­ing peo­ple to be “re­spect­ful of the demo­cratic process” af­ter more than 70 signs from more than one can­di­date have been tar­geted since late Septem­ber.

“Our democ­racy thrives through ro­bust and fair elec­tions,” Le­duc RCMP Const. Ju­lian Celms said in a re­lease.

“Dam­ag­ing signs and in­ter­rupt­ing our elec­toral process is un­fair to our democ­racy.

“Please be re­spect­ful of those mem­bers of our com­mu­nity who are fully en­gaged in our demo­cratic process.

“Your vote is your voice.” Celms said it is a crim­i­nal of­fence to de­stroy, dam­age or steal elec­tion signs and the Le­duc RCMP “takes these com­plaints se­ri­ously and will in­ves­ti­gate any com­plaints fully.”

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