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Election Sign Regulations

It is important for candidates to be familiar with the regulations respecting elections signs in order to avoid any bylaw infractions or election offences under the Local Government Act.

North Saanich Election Signs

Election Signs are permitted provided that:

a) Signs promoting a candidate shall not be posted until the candidate has filed his or her nomination papers with the Chief Election Officer;
b) Must not exceed an area of 1.5 m2 (16 ft2);
c) Must not exceed a height of 1.53 metres (5.02 feet);
d) Must not be illuminated;
e) Election Signs may only be erected in the following locations: i) on private property with the permission of the owner; ii) on the municipal Boulevard fronting private property, but only with the permission of the owner in front of whose private property the Sign is placed;
f) Notwithstanding (e) above, no Sign may be placed in a location which may create a safety hazard to pedestrians or vehicles;
g) All Election Signs shall be removed within three days after the date of the election, plebiscite or referendum or other event in respect of which the same were placed or erected.

Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure Policy

  • Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure Policy 
  • election signs may be posted on provincial highway rights-of-way only during the campaign period, beginning on September 17, 2022.
  • signs must be removed by the end of the day on Monday, October 17, 2022.

Election Signs on Voting Days

Pursuant to section 163 of the Local Government Act, a person must not canvass or solicit votes or display or post election advertising within 100 metres of a building where voting proceedings are being conducted at the time. Accordingly, please see below for a map illustrating the 100 metre restriction on voting days.

Municipal Hall Election Sign Boundary
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