Cranbrook, BC (July 11, 2022) – Candidates running for Council or School Trustee in the City of Cranbrook this fall will be the first to be limited to a maximum of 20 election signs along the Highway 3/95 corridor, after Council adopted changes to the Sign Bylaw Monday night.
Council directed staff to make the changes to the City’s Sign Bylaw in an effort to reduce the clutter and improve sightlines for better driver safety along the strip during election campaigns. The 20 sign maximum per candidate is in place for any official elections within Cranbrook including Federal, Provincial, Municipal and School District.
“In past municipal, provincial and federal elections the highway corridor was cluttered with candidate election signs. Residents and visitors commented on how unsightly it was and sometimes difficult to see around when entering at different intersections causing a safety concern for drivers,” says Mayor Lee Pratt. “I am pleased with this decision of Council and I thank the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for their support of this bylaw. I’m looking forward to the results of this year’s municipal election this fall.”
The current restrictions on size dimensions of the signage and locations of all other election signs will remain unchanged. This change does not affect the right of private property owners to place candidate signs on their properties.
Nomination packages for candidates running for School Trustee, Councillor or Mayor in the City for the 2022 Municipal Election to be held Saturday October 15, 2022 will be updated with this new information so everyone is aware of these new restrictions.
For more information about the 2022 Municipal Election, visit our Election page.