Marlborough council election candidates are downplaying possible breaches of the rules governing roadside campaign billboards, as reported yesterday in the Marlborough Express.
Those spoken to said they believed they had followed the rules as stipulated in the election information pack.
Blenheim ward candidate Graeme Taylor said he followed the information package and that if everyone followed it there would not be any problems.
"I haven't been given any other details regarding the signs or heard any complaints about them."
Another Blenheim ward candidate Terry Sloan felt the same and has also had no complaints.
"I've had one of my signs tagged recently, but someone kindly cleaned it off by the time I got there," Mr Sloan said.
Wairau-Awatere ward candidate Bev Doole felt that there were bigger issues.
"The people at the Awatere Community Trust in Seddon are doing a great job and can use any support they can get. That's where the candidates should be putting their energy," Ms Doole said
The strict guidelines for placement of election signs are stipulated to minimise the potential for road crashes arising from drivers being distracted by the signs.
No signs have been removed or altered by candidates and two mobile signs were again found parked beside roads yesterday.
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