Election Sign Bylaw Review

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Consultation has concluded


The updated election sign bylaw was approved by council on July 9, 2019 and came into effect Aug. 13, 2019.


The existing Election Sign Bylaw (2014-16) regulates the placement of election signs in the City of Kingston for all municipal, provincial and federal elections and by-elections. During the June 2018 provincial election concerns were expressed that the language of the Bylaw regarding the placement of election signs on public property caused some confusion and needed clarification.

On August 7, 2018, Council passed a motion directing staff to thoroughly review the existing Bylaw to clarify the policy of signs on public property, to clearly restrict signs bordering municipal parks or cemeteries. In accordance with Council’s direction, staff has undertaken a thorough review of the existing Election Sign Bylaw together with election sign bylaws and provisions from a number of other Ontario municipalities in order to identify best practices.

Feedback will be used to update the Election Sign Bylaw.



The updated election sign bylaw was approved by council on July 9, 2019 and came into effect Aug. 13, 2019.


The existing Election Sign Bylaw (2014-16) regulates the placement of election signs in the City of Kingston for all municipal, provincial and federal elections and by-elections. During the June 2018 provincial election concerns were expressed that the language of the Bylaw regarding the placement of election signs on public property caused some confusion and needed clarification.

On August 7, 2018, Council passed a motion directing staff to thoroughly review the existing Bylaw to clarify the policy of signs on public property, to clearly restrict signs bordering municipal parks or cemeteries. In accordance with Council’s direction, staff has undertaken a thorough review of the existing Election Sign Bylaw together with election sign bylaws and provisions from a number of other Ontario municipalities in order to identify best practices.

Feedback will be used to update the Election Sign Bylaw.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Provide your feedback to be considered by staff as they review and update the Election Sign Bylaw.

    Survey closed May 15, 2019.

    Provide your feedback to be considered by staff as they review and update the Election Sign Bylaw.

    Survey closed May 15, 2019.

    Consultation has concluded
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Provide your feedback to be considered by staff as they review and update the Election Sign Bylaw.

    Survey for the open house on April 29, 2019.

    Provide your feedback to be considered by staff as they review and update the Election Sign Bylaw.

    Survey for the open house on April 29, 2019.

    Consultation has concluded
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