Election candidates reminded to check sign placement compliance

(Penticton, BC – September 26, 2018) – With campaigning for the 2018 municipal election underway, candidates for the positions of Mayor and Council are reminded to double-check their election signs to ensure placement meets City regulations.

“Where election signs can and can not be placed is defined in the City of Penticton’s Political Signage Regulations, Bylaw 2018-32”, said Bylaw Supervisor, Tina Siebert.  “We ask that all candidates familiarize themselves with these regulations to ensure that election signs are placed in approved locations, with care being taken to acknowledge the placement of other nearby signs.”

Top tips to remember include:

  • signs must not exceed 16 square feet;
  • signs can be placed on private property with permission of the owner;
  • signs can be placed on public land, but only within designated areas (visit the City’s website [elections] to learn more);
  • on polling day, signs cannot be within 100 metres of a polling station;
  • it is the candidate’s responsibility to remove all signage from polling station areas prior to 8:00am on polling days; and
  • when installing signs, don’t obstruct lines of sight for traffic and pedestrians.

As part of their regular duties during the election, Bylaw officers will be enforcing political signage regulations when violations are observed or reported.

 

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Contacts:

Tina Siebert                                                                            Philip Cooper

Bylaw Supervisor                                                                    Communications Manager

City of Penticton                                                                      City of Penticton

250-490-2465                                                                          250-490-2583