Today is election day for local officials in Alexandria, and for two weeks or more, every grass verge and median has been full of these unsightly signs—so many of them that it’s information overload. Other, more enlightened, jurisdictions don’t allow it. I wonder if the signs do any good. They certainly wouldn’t convince me to vote if I wasn’t already going to, nor would they make me change my mind about whom to vote for if I’d already made it up. Another thing I wonder is whether the campaign workers who were so enthusiastic about putting the signs up will be as enthusiastic about removing them.