Often volunteers are asked to place campaign lawn signs at specified locations for a candidate but are not provided tips on the best way to place them to maximize their effectiveness. Utilizing some important tips can increase the visibility of the sign and improve the chances of people remembering the name on the sign.

The Proper Campaign Sign Angle

Placing the signs at approximately a 90 degree angle to the nearby road will allow drivers to begin reading the election signs as soon as possible. Drivers often only have a few seconds of time to glance at a sign and digest the message, so placing election signs at an optimal angle increases the chances that they will be read. Don't try and grab the attention of all the traffic on the street. When lawns signs are placed at corners, place them so they are ideally situated for one direction of traffic and not all four. If volunteers attempt to get the attention of everyone driving on the street the sign will probably be difficult for everyone to read and the candidate will not be able to take advantage of a great location. Spending the extra money and placing election signs on all of the corners is an excellent strategy.

Height Placement - Campaign Lawn Signs

Experts recommend situating the election campaign lawn signs a half a foot to a foot from the ground. Signs attached to poles or fences and placed up high are typically not safe for a driver to read while traveling down the road.

Study the area and decide the likelihood of the campaign sign being stolen or damaged. Find out if there is a history of sign damage in particular neighborhoods in your voting district. You can still place election signs in the area but don't place your large signs made from expensive material. Placing your signs in public property areas will increase the chances of it not being removed.

Campaign Signs Target Particular Voters:

It's not enough just to place sign at heavy traffic areas. If you want to get the attention of young voters place the political yard signs near shopping malls and at their entrances. Place them at nearby colleges and areas of town that are known for nightlife.

Position them at office centers to increase the candidates name recognition with business people. Situating them near schools will increase name recognition with adults who take their children to school. Popular movie theaters and grocery stores are other excellent locations. Shopping centers are good locations when targeting women voters.

Distance From The Road

Check with your local officials regarding how close the political yard signs can be to the road. Most cities require signs to be more than 10 feet away from the road. Also, if they are being placed on actual lawns whether on public or private property keep in mind that the lawns will occasionally be mowed and signs can be damaged or removed from the ground.

Selecting high traffic locations and appropriate places for target groups as well as properly situating the election signs can significantly increase the number of people who will notice the signs and increase the readability of them. It's important that staff and volunteers be trained to effectively place political yard signs in order to increase a candidate's name recognition.

Often lawn signs for a campaign that are placed in groups of three or four properties in a row can give the impression that there are more supporters. This concept of clumping yard signs together can also make a smaller number of signs look like more that what really there. If you get a yard sign request from one residence be sure to ask the residence on either side for their assistance in your campaign sign placement.

Campaign Signs

Pop Up Dandelion Cheap signs for the Campaign

Every spring, overnight it seems, the green landscape changes to a sea of yellow spots as the dandelions bloom. The reason this change in nature is so noticeable, is because it happens rather abruptly. The same technique can be applied to how you put up your yard signs. Candidates who gradually release their yard signs are missing out on a lot of the impact a political or Business sign can have.

The best way to catch people's attention with your cheap campaign signs is to map out 90% of all your yard sign's locations before your signs even arrive. Then on one evening get all the volunteers you can muster together and put the majority of your signs up all at once. The next morning, your constituents will drive to work noticing the vast change in the landscape. Suddenly they want to know; what this new candidate all about, and why are so many people rallying behind them. First impressions are everything, and this can be an effective "wake-up call" to not only the voters, but also your opponent, and shaken opponents tend to make irrational decisions.

Probably the most frequently ask question we hear is, "How far out should I put my signs in the ground." While the consulting community has debated this issue for years most would conclude that you want your signs to be release when people have their minds on elections, not on real estate yard signs. For most elections this means signs should go up about 30-40 days prior to early voting. (For elections that do not have early voting 30-40 days from the actual election) If signs are put out much sooner than this people begin to get used to seeing them and they forget what they're even about. Yard signs sent out much later than 20 days loose the effectiveness to become household names.

Political Lawn Signs

I live on a road that is about 8 miles long it starts at the Ohio River and ends at a rather well populated shopping area. Along the road you have a diverse income level from apartments, moderate priced homes $100,000 to homes well over $500,000. In 2008 there were Obama political lawn signs all along the road too many to count. The same as in 2004 Bush yard signs all up and down the road more than I cared to count. Today it’s a completely different story along the entire stretch of road there were 2 Obama yard signs and 187 for Romney. No were near as many yard signs as the last two elections however it is clear that Romney has many more than Obama. What I read from this is there are a lot of people that are not all that interested in this election and those who are interested clearly want Romney to win.

The area which I live is highly political in 2004 Cheney was here for a campaign dinner at a home not too far from me. These political lawn signs have been very dependable determining the outcome of most every election and levy Lawn Sign Printer


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Exodus 4:1-14 

1 Moses answered, "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The LORD did not appear to you?"
Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied.
3 The LORD said, "Throw it on the ground." Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it.
4 Then the LORD said to him, "Reach out your hand and take it by the tail." So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand.
"This," said the LORD, "is so that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you."
6 Then the LORD said, "Put your hand inside your cloak." So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was leprous, like snow.
"Now put it back into your cloak," he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.
Then the LORD said, "If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first miraculous sign, they may believe the second.
But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground."