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State officials issue reminder of illegal campaign activities near state highways

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation issued a reminder today that installation of signs visible from state highways that do not fall under the exempted categories defined in Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Chapter 264, Part V is unlawful.

This includes, but is not limited to, posting of political campaign signs on overpasses, fencing, sign posts, and poles. It is also illegal to sign wave on overpasses above state freeways or highways.

To report an illegally placed sign please contact the following Highways Maintenance Hotlines and follow the voice prompts:

  • Maui: 808-873-3535
  • Oʻahu: 808-831-6714 or email complaintshighwayoahu@hawaii.gov
  • Hawaiʻi Island: 808-933-8866
  • Kauaʻi: 808-241-3000

Campaign supporters are also encouraged to be mindful of safety as they sign wave in areas off busy highways. Use caution when exiting and reentering traffic and do not park in areas where it is prohibited.

Applicable statutes include:

  • https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol05_Ch0261-0319/HRS0264/HRS_0264-0072.htm
  • https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol05_Ch0261-0319/HRS0291C/HRS_0291C-0111.htm

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2022/04/04/state-officials-issue-reminder-of-illegal-campaign-activities-near-state-highways/

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