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Election signs permitted on private property beginning August 6

August 5, 2020
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Candidates for City Councillor, Ward 19 and registered third parties in the 2020 Cumberland By-election can place election signs on private property, with permission from the resident or business, beginning Thursday, August 6. This is 60 days before Voting Day on Monday, October 5.

Election signs on private property must follow the Temporary Signs on Private Property By-law.

Signs on public property are permitted beginning Saturday, September 5, 30 days before Voting Day. Signs cannot be placed along highways, in a median or fewer than 50 centimetres from a sidewalk. In areas with no sidewalk, signs must be at least two metres from the road or, if the road has a shoulder, at least 50 centimetres from the edge of the shoulder.

Election signs on public property must follow the Signs on City Roads By-law.

All election signs must be removed by Wednesday, October 7, 48 hours after Voting Day.

For more information on election sign regulations, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

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