Electioneering is defined as the posting, use, or distribution of political signs or literature. On Sept. 8, 2020, the Allen City Council adopted Ordinance No. 3776-9-20 updating the reasonable regulations for electioneering on City owned or controlled public property when such property is used as an election polling place, including the Municipal Court and Parks and Recreation Administration (MCPAR) Building.
These regulations apply to the area located outside the 100-foot distance to the entrance of a polling location as mandated by the Texas Election Code:
- Political signage may be placed at MCPAR beginning twenty-four (24) hours before Early Voting begins and must be removed no later than twenty-four (24) hours after voting closes on Election Day.
- Political signage is limited to four (4) signs per candidate or committee.
- Each political sign is limited to a maximize size of sixteen (16) square feet.
- Political signage is allowed in the grass but is prohibited in the landscaped areas including areas with woodchips, rocks or crushed granite.
- Political signage or the distribution of literature is prohibited within ten (10) feet of the roadway adjacent to MCPAR.
- Tents, canopies or similar temporary structures are limited to placement at the MCPAR one hour before voting begins and must be removed within one hour after voting ends, daily.
- Any political signs placed in violation of the ordinance will be removed.
- Electioneering on public property is limited to the property on the premises where the voting is conducted and only for the voting period.
For more information, view the official City memo and electioneering ordinance [PDF].