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News Release

Election Campaign Sign Guidelines for the Town of Hilton Head Island

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618


With recent legislation passed for absentee voting in South Carolina,  rules permitting placement of election campaign signs in the Town of Hilton Head Island are now in effect.

In the past, election campaign signs have been permitted on single family properties thirty (30) days prior to Election Day. On September 16, 2020, the South Carolina Legislature passed H.5305/R.149, which changed absentee voting procedures. People may begin voting on October 5, 2020, which is less than thirty (30) days away.

To accommodate this change, the Town is permitting candidates to place campaign signs effective today. Campaign signs

  • Are only allowed on residential property with permission of the resident and Property or Home Owners’ Association, if applicable.
  • Are not allowed on commercial property.
  • Are not allowed in right-of-ways and medians.
  • Must be removed the day after election.