Claremont police have seen an increase in vandalism of political signs around the city. Calls to the police department have included removal, defacement, or destruction of the signs, which is against the law when it is placed on public property. Violations of this law are punishable by a civil penalty of up to a $1,000 fine.
Claremont Chief Police Alex Scott said the the destruction has mostly been to Hillary Clinton campaign signs. To learn more information about rules and laws about campaign signs you can visit the New Hampshire government website.