Election Signs


Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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​Rules about election sign placement, sizes, installation and removal dates and other restrictions are enforced by both the Town of Newmarket and York Region. There are two by-laws that anyone running an election campaign needs to be aware of:

Town of Newmarket Sign By-law 2016-28 and

York Region's Sign Bylaw 2015-36

York Region

York Region enforces election sign restrictions on all Regional intersections. For more detailed information on restrictions contact the Regional Municipality of York or visit their website at www.york.ca

​Town of Newmarket Election Sign Placement


  • Place signs around Town between September 17, 2016 (September 19 at 10:00 a.m. for Regional Roads) and October 19, 2016
  • Limit sign dimensions to a maximum area o​​f 16 square feet
  • Ensure signs are a minimum of 1.83 metres (6 feet) away from the curb
  • Keep signs 0.6 metres (2 feet) away from the edge of sidewalks.
  • Remove signs within 72 hours following the day of the election


  • Place signs in areas which would obstruct pedestrian or vehicle traffic.
  • Erect signs on municipal boulevards, Town parks and land, or at voting locations at any time.
  • Post signs on trees, utility poles or traffic lights.
  • Put up election signs on private property without permission of the property owner.
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Note: Signs that are in contravention of the by-law are subject to a $25 removal fee (deducted from the $250 deposit).

Further Information 

For questions about election signs or the Sign By-law, please contact the Legislative Services department at 905-953-5300 ext. 2220 or email elections@newmarket.ca