Editor's note: the following was submitted to Patch by Nancy Cochran, executive director of Keep Islip Clean.
A sure indication that election season has begun is the proliferation of political signs planted as far as the eye can see. It is understandable that candidates want to increase name recognition with the voting public but unfortunately pole and ground signs are not legal on public property within the Town of Islip, and with good reason. These signs are “visual litter” which become ground litter with time.
Judging by the number of complaints received at my office, I can assure you that the voting public is not in favor of these signs because of the blight they cause. Therefore, I call for a bipartisan effort on behalf of a clean community: please remove all signs immediately after Election Day.