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City of Penticton issues reminder about new election sign regulations

The City of Penticton is calling on municipal election candidates to ensure they have their signage placed according to the city's recently updated political signage bylaw.
September 26, 2018 - 2:00 PM

PENTICTON - The City of Penticton is reminding campaigning candidates of the city’s recently revamped political signage regulations.

Candidates for mayor, council and school trustee are being asked to double-check their election sign placement to make sure city regulations are meet.

“Where election signs can and can not be placed is defined in the City of Penticton’s Political Signage Regulations, Bylaw 2018-32," bylaw Supervisor Tina Siebert says in a city media release.

She is asking political candidates to get familiar with the regulations and ensure their signs are placed in approved locations.

Care should also be taken to acknowledge the placement of other nearby signs, Siebert says.

Major points in the bylaw include:

  • Signage must not exceed 16 square feet
  • Signs can be placed on private property with the permission of the owner
  • Signs can be placed on public land, but only within designated areas
  • 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 a.m. on polling days
  • Signs cannot obstruct lines of sight for traffic and pedestrians

Bylaw officers will be enforcing political signage regulations when violations are observed or reported, she says.

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