Candidates are reminded campaign signs should be restricted to private property (with the permission of the property owner) and should not be installed within the street right of way except as listed in By Law S-801. Signs must not obstruct the view of traffic at intersections and driveways. Also, signs must not be installed on utility poles or street trees. All signs should be removed within one week following the election.
Specific election signage rules are contained within municipal By-Law S-801, Respecting Licensing of Temporary Signs.
Adherence to the guidelines should preclude any problems; however, note that any signs posing a safety hazard will be removed by HRM at the cost of the candidate.
Any questions can be directed to the Citizen Contact Centre at 311.
"Aliant Telecom does not permit the unauthorized installation of signs, banners, or posters on our telephone poles. These attachments, as well as the associated means of fastening the signage to the pole, pose a safety hazard to all utility technicians who climb the poles."
"Nova Scotia Power Inc. does not permit the unauthorized installation of signs, banners or posters on power poles. These attachments, as well as associated protruding nails and staples, pose a safety hazard to our power line technicians, as well as employees with other utilities, who work on these poles."
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has established the following practice regarding election related signage to coincide with the new Advertising Sign Regulations dated July 15, 2001 near provincial roadways.
Note: The following "common sense" constraints apply:
Enforcement Procedure to be followed by TIR Staff
For signs smaller than 1.2 x 1.2 metres, the sign should be removed and stored at the TIR base until the end of the election period or the appropriate person contacts the Base in regards to collecting signs that may have been taken down.