Municipal election posting rules vary across Ontario municipalities – Kingston

The municipal election will not take place until October 24, but already election signs are starting to appear in parts of southeastern Ontario.

But that’s because the regulations for posting election posters vary from municipality to municipality.

For example, in South Frontenac, Mayor Ron Vandewal has already erected signs indicating his re-election bid.

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In this municipality, as well as in Prince Edward County, Smiths Falls and Brockville, candidates can start putting up posters as soon as they register.

In places like Napanee, however, candidates must wait to put up their signs until 45 days before the election.

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Candidates in Belleville must wait until August 20, the day after the last day to register.

In Kingston, candidates must wait up to 30 days before the election and cannot put up signs on public property. Reasons for this include obstructed or distracted drivers and environmental concerns.


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