TRURO – The Truro Police Service wants to remind the public that it is against the Criminal Code to tamper with any election signs.
Insp. Rob Hearn said the department has received three calls since Sept. 12 about signs being tampered with in some form.
“I’m not going to say which party or candidate the signs were for, but people should know that it is against the law to do anything with them,” he said.
Dana Doiron, director of policy and communications with Elections Nova Scotia, said there is nothing under the Elections Act regarding the tampering of signs.
“They would be considered private property,” he said.
While there isn’t anything under the Elections Act, Hearn said charges could be laid under Section 430 – mischief – of the Criminal Code.