Homeowners May Display Political Signs, Pima Dems Remind HOAs

Homeowners have a constitutional right to display political signs, the Pima County Democratic Party said today, regardless of homeowners association (HOA) rules that ban such signs.

“State law is crystal clear,” said Alison Jones, chair of the Pima County Democratic Party. “An association ‘shall not prohibit’ the display of a political sign within the time limits prescribed by state law. Signs cannot be posted earlier than 71 days before, and 3 days after, an election.”

Homeowners have asked the Party about HOA rules prohibiting political signs. “State law overrides HOA rules,” Jones said. “The purpose of the law is to ensure that free speech rights are not violated by private contracts.”
HOAs should consult with legal counsel before attempting to ban such signs, Jones suggested.

Text of the law can be found at here.

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