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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions: Election Signage

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On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Missouri City residents will vote in the 2019 General Election at polling stations citywide; early voting will take place from Oct. 21 through Nov. 1. Local races this year include the following positions: Districts A, B, C and D.

Recently, the City received inquiries regarding placement of election signage. To address the issues, staff compiled this list of frequently asked questions in relation to this topic:

When can candidates place election signage out?

Political signs may be posted beginning Saturday, Sept. 21.

Where can citizens report concerns about signage?

Questions or concerns regarding sign placement must be reported to the City’s Code Enforcement Division using SeeClickFix via this link: https://seeclickfix.com/missouri-city.

Is signage allowed in the public right-of-way?

No. Signs are not allowed in the public right-of-way without the written authorization of the public entity owning or controlling the public right of way. See Section 13.17.I of the Zoning Ordinance of the Missouri City Code via this link: http://bit.ly/2ND3B3J.

Can signage be placed on City property?

Signs may not be placed on City property except as provided by the municipal policy on signs during election season. View the policy via this link: http://bit.ly/2Okdvg8.

Are vehicle signs allowed in Missouri City?

Vehicle signs under Sec. 13.10, Regulations for conditionally exempt signs, H. Vehicle signs, are prohibited. View the ordinance via this link: http://bit.ly/2OPM8Km.

Are there any requirements when holding special events? 

Yes. A City-issued special event permit is required if the event occurs outside or inside a place that is not zoned for such an event. Additionally, a health permit may be required if food is being provided. For more information on obtaining a health permit, contact the Inspections & Permits division at 281.403.8600.

Should public resources be used for campaigns? 

No. Public resources should not be used for campaigns. For more information and to submit complaints, contact the Texas Ethics Commission at 512.463.5800.

For updates, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX, Nextdoor and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).

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