JOONDALUP Councillor and election candidate Russell Poliwka has confirmed he has so far lost 18 campaign signs to vandalism or theft.
The current deputy mayor, who has re-nominated for the Central ward, said he “expected some vandalism” when putting out his roadside signs “but not theft”.
As of Monday night he had lost 18 signs, costing him about $1400.
Cr Poliwka said while other candidates’ signs were also receiving some damage, he felt his were being “predominantly targeted”.
He has also reported the issue to police after being made aware of someone allegedly removing his signs from Woodvale and putting them in a car boot with several others.
The election will be held on October 19.