General Election Signage 2020
Please refer to the requirements set out here: https://elections.nz/guidance-and-rules/for-candidates/candidate-handbook-for-the-2020-general-election/
No election signage is permitted in or above public areas. This includes reserves, roads, footpaths, berms and state highways. Election signage cannot be fixed to utility poles or other structures on public land, including vehicles and trailers.
Infringement fines may apply for non-compliance.
In the Waipa District Plan the Council allows signs giving information on elections to be displayed not more than 90 days before and three days after the election or such lesser time as may be prescribed by legislation; as long as signs shall not exceed a combined total area of 3m2 visible in all directions and shall be setback at least 15m from any strategic road.
Provided that in all cases:
(a) Signs shall not be internally illuminated, flashing, incorporate fluorescent materials such as flags or be painted in colours that are used on traffic signals; and
(b) All signs shall be placed so that, where attached to a building, no part protrudes above the eaves or parapet, or where attached to a fence or wall, no part protrudes above the top of the fence or wall; and
(c) A freestanding sign shall be placed so that no part is more than 2m above ground level; and
(d) Signs shall be placed so that they do not block sight distances at entranceways and shall be no closer than 20m to a road intersection; and
(e) Signs shall be removed within three days of the conclusion of the event.
In the Public Places Bylaw 2018 no person may erect, install, or display, a sign promoting or advertising any political party, political opinion or candidate in any election that is placed on, or encroaches onto or over, Council’s road or carriageway or any reserve, park, or public place controlled by Council.
For further information on General Election signage please contact www.elections.nz.