A closer look at campaign yard signs

ATLANTA – They appear every election season – in front yards, on street corners and in abandoned lots: campaign signs.

They’re an important and ever-present part of campaigns for local, state and federal offices. But what role, if any, do they play in helping elect candidates?

While many experts agree that yard signs alone aren’t likely to cause voters to cast ballots for a particular candidate – especially in national elections – they do play a larger role in local elections.

If yard signs alone don’t necessarily translate into votes, they do work to reinforce a base of support for a particular candidate.

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Todd DeFeo

Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits The Travel Trolley and Railfanning.org.