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City seeks feedback on Election Sign Bylaw

April 16, 2019 -

The City of Kingston is reviewing the Election Sign Bylaw and is seeking resident feedback on where election signs can be placed, and when they can be installed and removed. Consultation will focus on the placement of election signs on public property, including if election signs should border municipal parks or cemeteries.  Input is being requested on the existing Bylaw regulations as well as options for further regulations based on a best practices review of other municipal Election Sign Bylaws.

Get involved

  • Come to an open house 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the Calvin Park Branch Public Library, 88 Wright Cres. The open house will include a formal presentation at 6 p.m. followed by a question and answer period.
  • Express your comments in writing to George Wallace, senior special projects manager, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z3 or by email to gwallace@cityofkingston.ca.
  • Complete an online survey May 1-15 at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/

The existing Election Sign Bylaw (Bylaw 2014-16) regulates the placement of election signs in the city of Kingston for all municipal, provincial and federal elections and by-elections.

Public consultation follows an Aug. 7, 2018 council motion directing staff to thoroughly review the existing Bylaw and present a revised Election Sign Bylaw to the administrative policies committee by the end of Q2, 2019.