The Washington State Department Of Transportation wants to remind you that if you’re running for office, you can’t put a campaign sign on state highway right-of-way.
Because it’s not always easy to know the boundaries of a state highway right-of-way, here are a few clues:
*Utility poles are typically located inside the right-of-way. So no signs between the pole and the state highway.
*Many locations also have a fence line separating the right-of-way from private property. So again, no signs between the fence and the state highway.
Temporary political signs are allowed on private property visible from state highways. However, the property owner must consent, and the sign must comply with the WAC, as well as any local regulations.