Election signs of all colors and design are scattered across Orange County at polling locations and along busy intersections. But once the polls close, it’s time for candidates to begin taking down those signs.

In Chapel Hill, all political signs in the public right-of-way must be removed within 12 days after the election, according to Town law.

For Carrboro, the removal period is the shortest of the three municipalities. Signs must be taken down within three days following the election or conclusion of the campaign.

In Hillsborough, temporary political signs advertising candidates or issues should be removed within seven days after the election. If a run-off election is necessary, the signs of the eligible candidates can stay in place a week after the second primary.