Temporary election signage can be placed in public right-of-ways. The RM's Zoning Bylaw dictates where signs can be placed.
Zoning Bylaw 2019-20 - Section 4.23.2 Temporary and/or Portable Signage
- Temporary signs must not be attached to any municipal property such as fences, benches, trees, street light poles, or traffic signal poles. They may be attached to privately-owned fences, but cannot block vehicle or pedestrian line of sight, and must be made of a durable material.
- Temporary signs must not be located in "sight triangles" i.e. may not be located in such a manner as to impede the view of any pedestrian or vehicular right of way, or railway crossing.
- Temporary signs may not be placed within 400 meters of the highway property line without first receiving a permit from the Ministry of Highways
- Temporary signage may be no larger than 6m2
Section 4.23.4 Temporary Signs Not Requiring a Permit
- Election signage is permitted as temporary signage and is permitted only if it is erected no earlier than 30 days prior to the date of the election, by-election, referendum, or plebiscite and removed 24 hours following the close of voting stations.
*For the 2020 Municipal Election and By-Election - 30 days prior to the date of the election/by-election is October 11th, and 24 hours following the close of voting stations is November 10th at 8 p.m.
Section 4.23.5 Removal of Signs by the Municipality
- Signs which impede or interfere with the repair or maintenance work of municipal employees on any property owned or controlled by the municipality may be removed by the municipality without notice.
Candidates, please ensure you are in compliance with the election signage regulations from the Zoning Bylaw 2019-20.