Vandalizing Political signs is no laughing matter and in fact is a crime that could lead to a criminal record.
Those caught vandalizing or removing election signs can face stiff fines and/or jail time. A person could be charged with mischief which carries a fine of up to $5,000 or two years in prison.
In the last week, several dozen election signs have been stolen, while others have been damaged or marred with graffiti.
With only a few weeks left before the municipal election, the Nelson Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for the culprits stealing and defacing signs, and to report them to the Nelson Police Department.
Police are following up on a tip from a resident who had witnessed some signs being stolen and called in a good vehicle description.