Sign war underway, but some have trouble choosing

As the election campaign continues, Regina's sign war is well underway.

Would you put a political sign on your lawn?

Political lawn signs: some plant more than one

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Political lawn signs: some plant more than one

As the election campaign continues, Regina's sign war is well underway.

The Liberals, Conservatives and New Democrats have been busy convincing people to put signs on their lawns — and some people don't need much prodding.

CBC News drove around a few neighbourhoods in the southern part of the city Thursday and found the three parties well represented.

One noticeable trend? Double-sign properties, where both Liberal and NDP signs are present.

Sometimes that means voters with different affiliations are living under one roof. 

But one homeowner with Liberal and New Democrat signs told CBC he was an ABC voter — anyone but the Conservatives. 

"I'm a bit undecided on the [Liberals or New Democrats]," Gord Gault explained. "Anyone but Conservatives, ABC."

Another voter with Liberal and NDP signs said she was keeping an open mind and might let the Tories add their sign to her lot, too.

Stephen Frank said he has made up his mind and the Conservative sign on his lawn was there to show support for the party.

"We support the Conservative party and it seemed like there really wasn't a whole lot of support in this area, so we decided to help them out," Frank said, although he wasn't sure if the display would have much impact. "I don't think signs actually sway a vote. I think they are good to get the word out, but I don't think they have a big impact."

Another decided vote, with an NDP sign, is Bryce Burco who lives next door to a couple who has planted a Liberal sign on their lawn.

"We've been neighbours for eight years," Burco said, adding they get along well. "They're fine people and wonderful neighbours."

What about you? How do you feel about having a political sign (or three) on your lawn?


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