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Election Campaign Sign Guidelines

Campaign Signs on Public Property

  • All signs must be securely erected and free standing
  • A sign cannot be larger than 0.6 metres by 1 metre in size and can only have two sign faces
  • The top of the sign cannot be greater than 1 metre above the ground
  • All signs must include the candidate’s name, office telephone number, email address and if appropriate, their political affiliation
  • Candidates must keep signs neat and clean
  • on roads (including paved shoulders), centre medians, traffic islands or roundabouts
  • within 30 metres of a signalized intersection or 15 metres of an unsignalized intersection
  • on interchange ramps (ex. Whoop Up Drive at University Drive or Whoop Up Drive/6 Ave S at Scenic Drive)
  • on any traffic control device or where it obstructs, detracts from or could be confused with a traffic control device
  • on any physical roadway structure including bridges, guardrails, retaining walls, fences, concrete barriers, fire hydrants, sidewalks, pathways, crosswalks or street light poles
  • on any street or highway sign or sign post
  • within 500 metres of a construction zone
  • within a school zone/area or playground zone/area
  • within 2 metres from the edge of pavement
  • any closer than 20 metres from the same candidate’s other signs
  • display any intermittent flashing, rotating or moving light or have moving parts
  • be illuminated
  • have balloons, kites or inflatable devices attached to or near them
  • imitate or resemble the appearance of a traffic control device (ie.  STOP or YIELD sign)
  • All election campaign signs on public property must be removed within three days after Election Day
  • If a sign is in contravention of these guidelines, a Peace Officer or a person authorized by City of Lethbridge Traffic Operations may, without notice or compensation, remove the sign
  • Candidates may contact Traffic Operations at 403-320-3183 to retrieve confiscated signage. 

Signs on Private Property

  • You must have the permission of the property owner if you wish to place a campaign sign on private property
  • Signs may be placed on private property at any time before Election Day
  • Signs on private property must be removed by two weeks following Election Day

Provincial Rights of Way  

  • These include Highway 4, Crowsnest Trail (Highway 3), and 43 Street South between Highway 4 and Crowsnest Trail (Highway 3)
  • Maximum sign size is 1.5 square metres
  • Signs are to be placed no closer than two metres from the edge of pavement
  • Signs are not to be placed within the median
  • Signs are not to be mounted on highway signs or sign posts
  • Signs are not to be placed within 500 metres of a construction zone
  • Signs are not to be placed within 50 metres of an intersection
  • Signs are to be removed within three days after Election Day 
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