Signs of the times
Vandalising voters are being reminded that their ballot forms are the place to vent their frustrations – not election candidates’ signs. The Auckland City Harbour News has been contacted by candidates frustrated that their roadside signs are being removed or knocked down. Avondale acting Senior Sergeant Megan Dalton isn’t aware of any complaints to police about the issue, but says stealing or damaging signs is a crime. People could be charged with a variety of offences including theft or wilful damage. The law requires that candidates take down their signs by midnight on October 11, before the election on October 12.