Elections Nova Scotia

Campaign Signage and other Election Advertising

Release date: 
August 8, 2019

Campaign Signage and other Election Advertising   


Media Release: August 8, 2019

Elections Nova Scotia – Now that by-elections are underway in the electoral districts of Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, and Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, people in those areas may see campaign signs or have people asking if they could place a sign on your property. The Elections Act. requires that such advertising is at least 60 metres away from any voting location. In addition, placement of signs is subject to provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

The Elections Act. allows a tenant or owner in a multiple-unit residence or a condominium residence to post election signs on their own property. The size and type of poster may be subject to reasonable regulation by the landlord or condominium corporation.

All advertising, by candidates, parties or third parties, which promotes or opposes any candidate or registered party or takes a position on an issue with which a candidate or registered party is associated, is election advertising.
Election advertising by candidates and parties must bear the words “authorized by the official agent for [name of candidate or registered party]”.

Third party advertising is election advertising by a group or individual who is not directly involved in the election. Third parties that spend $500 or more must register with Elections Nova Scotia and their ads must include an authorization statement.

Watch for updates on the Sackville-Cobequid by-election at electionsnovascotia.ca, on Twitter @electionsns and our Facebook page facebook.com/electionsnovascotia.



Contact:        Naomi Shelton 
                    Director, Policy and Communications 
                    Elections Nova Scotia 
                    902-424-3275 or 902-223-4871



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