On September 13, 2022 Town of Newmarket and York Region staff held an information session about election sign requirements for candidates in the Newmarket Municipal Election. Click the image to view the presentation slides.
On March 7th, 2022, the Council of the Town of Newmarket approved an updated Election Sign By-law (By-law 2022-16). This By-law governs the requirements, location and placement parameters, removal requirements, application and registration process, fees and penalties associated with the use of election signs.
The By-law can be found here.
All Candidates and Third Party Advertisers are required to fill out the application for Election Signs and pay the associated fees before displaying any Elections-related signage.
Election Signs - Frequently Asked Questions
The nomination period for the 2022 Newmarket Municipal Election will begin on May 2, 2022. Once a candidate has filed their nomination form, they can begin campaigning and advertising. The first date that election signs may be posted is September 26th, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
In addition to a non-refundable Election Sign Permit fee of $50, a $250 deposit must be paid in full by all applicants when they submit an Election Sign Permit application. The Town will deduct all election sign removal fees for improperly placed signs, charged at $25 per removal, prior to releasing the deposit. If more than 10 signs are required to be removed (i.e. $25 per sign fee x 10 signs = $250 deposit), a $25 AMPS (Administrative Monetary Penalty System) ticket will be issued per sign removed by Town staff to recover enforcement costs associated with the removal process.
If it can be proven that a candidate's sign has been tampered with or moved, the candidate will not be charged the $25 removal fee.