(WTVM) - We are nearly a month away from elections in Columbus and candidates are ramping up their campaigns.
In the Lakebottom neighborhood, residents say their streets have seen an overflow of campaign signs and they are not happy about it. Some residents say even if the signs aren't in their yard, there are just too many signs in the area.
Bill Sturkie explained what his reaction would be if he came home to discover a sign was placed in his yard without his permission.
"If it was a candidate I supported that would be fine, but if it was a candidate I did not, then I would not be okay with it," said Sturkie.
"I would hope they would ask first."
Sturkie says he has had a campaign crew ask permission to put their sign in his yard.
News Leader 9 has reached out to all the campaigns with signs in the area to about their protocol for placing signs.
So far, we've heard back from several candidates:
Charmaine Crabb, who is running unopposed for City Council District 5, declined to offer comment on the subject.
Frank Myers who is re-running for the district 8 seat of the Muscogee County School Board says "he personally asks homeowners permission before placing campaign signs on any property."
John House, running for the District 10 seat of Columbus City Council responded saying:
Skip Henderson, who previously held the District 10 City Council seat, is running for Mayor. Henderson responded to our request explaining:
Early voting for elections starts April 30 and election day is May 22.