State Reminds Residents About Rules For Campaign Activities Near Highways

April 13, 2022, 5:00 PM HST
* Updated April 13, 1:36 PM
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Exercising civic responsibilities is appreciated, but the state wants to make sure those who turn out for their candidates or issues along highways know the rules.

The state Department of Transportation, in a news release, reminds everyone that installation of signs visible from state highways that do not fall under the exempted categories defined in Hawai’i code is unlawful. That includes, but is not limited to, posting of political campaign signs on overpasses, fencing, sign posts and poles.

It is also illegal to sign wave on overpasses above state freeways or highways.

To report an illegally placed sign, contact the Highways Maintenance hotline for the Big Island at 808-933-8866 and follow the voice prompts.

“Campaign supporters are also encouraged to be mindful of safety as they sign wave in areas off busy highways,” the news release said. “Use caution when exiting and re-entering traffic and do not park in areas where it is prohibited.”


To learn more about the applicable state laws, click here and here.


“HDOT appreciates the kokua of those exercising their civic responsibilities to keep our highways and communities safe,” the news release said.

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