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Ottawa Elections

**Please note the following is a summary of information from associated government websites.  It is meant as a guide to assist in placing election oriented advertising campaigns.  It is for reference only as is not an official interpretation of the governing legislation.  The official documents and legal counsel should be consulted to ensure accuracy.

Governed by City of Ottawa Municipal Elections Act

The Municipal Elections Act, does not address where campaign signs may be located or regulations on election advertising.  The regulation of signs may fall within the jurisdiction of the local or upper-tier municipality or, when signs are placed near a provincial highway, the Ministry of Transportation. Candidates should check with the municipal clerk to determine any sign by-law requirements. These regulations in most cases pertain to temporary signage. 

For the city of Ottawa elections legislation, visit:

For the complete Municipal Elections Act, visit:

Amendments current as of June 2012
Date of OMAC update: December 2013

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