Someone said :
I also dislike the posters - basically they are visual litter - but they can be pretty essential for new canidates to get their face and name known to voters.
I've been an international election observer in some former Soviet states where the current system is a long way short of a true democracy.
Having seen the sterility of their campaign regimes, I do not agree with "litter" being a reason to ban election posters.
That does not mean we should not tackle poster litter or other anti-social behsviour with election postets, such as ties left on poles after the posters are remived or posters that are erected in a way that makes them a safety hazard.
But posters per se
simply are not litter, like cast aside sweet wrappers or illegally dumped bin bags. They are put in place for a limited time for a specific and legitimate purpose.
Deeming election posters to be litter is the democratic version of a 'first world problem' that millions of people around the world would welcome having, and would welcome with enthusiasm.