September 21, 2018 – Candidates for mayor, councillor and school board trustee, as well as registered third parties for the 2018 Municipal Elections can place election signs on public property starting Saturday, September 22, 2018. This is 30 days before Voting Day, which is Monday, October 22, 2018.
The regulations for election signs on public property in Ottawa are set out in the Signs on City Roads By-law, and all signs must conform to this by-law.
Signs on public property cannot be placed along highways or in a median, and must be at least 50 centimetres from a sidewalk. In areas with no sidewalks, signs must be at least two metres from the roadway or, if the roadway has a shoulder, at least 50 centimetres from the edge of the shoulder.
Signs on both private and public property must be removed 48 hours after Voting Day.
For more information about the 2018 Municipal Elections, visit ottawa.ca/vote or call 3-1-1.