A: On August 21, 2017, Prince George City Council adopted
City of Prince George Election and Political Signs Bylaw No. 8867, 2017 which identifies permitted signage locations for elections and assent voting (referenda). Below are a number of key maps regarding political signage relevant to the upcoming Assent Vote (referendum) on October 28, 2017:
One-hundred-(100)-Metre Radius Maps for Political Signage Restrictions at Voting Locations:
Pursuant to Section 163 of the Local Government Act in relation to voting proceedings, a person must not do any of the following or within 100 metres of a building, structure, or other place where voting proceedings are being conducted at the time:
- Canvass or solicit votes or otherwise attempt to influence how an elector votes;
- Display, distribute, post, or openly leave a representation of a ballot marked for a particular result in the voting;
- Post, display or distribute
Carry, wear, or supply a flag, badge, or other thing indicating that the person using it is a supporter of a particular candidate, elector organisation, or result in the voting.
- Election advertising, or
- Any material that promotes or opposes, directly or indirectly, a particular outcome for the vote;
You can report a concern about political signage that is located outside of permitted areas within the City of Prince George using the
Bylaw Services Complaint form.
Elections BC oversees advertising rules for local elections assent voting in B.C., including registering advertising sponsors.
Non-election assent voting advertising is any advertising that promotes or opposes, directly or indirectly, a particular outcome for the vote during a non-election assent voting proceedings period. the non-election assent voting proceedings period begins at thirty (30) days before General Voting Day for the non-election assent voting and ends at the close of general voting.
Elections BC helps non-election assent voting (referendum) advertising sponsors understand the rules under the
Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Among other requirements, all non-election assent voting advertising sponsors must:
Register with Elections BC before sponsoring any advertising.
Sponsorship information includes:
- the sponsor's name,
- a B.C. phone number, B.C. mailing address or an email address,
- the words "authorised by", and
- the words "registered sponsor under LECFA".
- File a disclosure statement with Elections BC within 90 days after General Voting Day.
For more information about the rules, read the
Guide for Local Non-election Assent Voting Advertising Sponsors in B.C. (PDF) or visit Election BC's
Local Elections FAQ.