As the general election season nears a climax, theft, vandalism, and destruction of campaign signs has increased in the Town of Jackson.
“Jackson is a community that prides itself on being open and welcoming to a diverse population,” said Lt. Cole Nethercott with the Jackson Police Department. “Damaging other people’s property because you disagree with their viewpoint goes against everything we stand for in our community and sheds us all in a negative, closed-minded light. Like any other crime, the police department takes incidents like this seriously and will work hard to make sure the electoral process is open and fair and that citizens are able to exercise both their right to vote and their right to openly express their opinions.”
Town Manager Bob McLaurin said the town encourages everyone to respect the election process, regardless of party affiliation. “As a community, we should strive to express individual opinions in a civilized manner,” said McLaurin.
Anyone who witnesses vandalism, theft, or destruction of political signs is encouraged to contact the Jackson Police Department at 307-733-2331.