Signs and door-to-door canvassing at election time

V.T. writes:

Dear Paul:

There are rumors circulating that our provincial government might call a snap election this spring and the federal government voting day is slated for October. Are condo owners allowed to place signs to promote their favorite candidates? Can candidates go door to door in a high-rise condominium?

Paul replies:

Dear V.T.

Condo corporations cannot stop condo owners from placing signs that promote their chosen candidates, on or in units they own. However, a corporation may set reasonable conditions  as to the size and placement of signage on any part of the common elements, indoors or outdoors.  For example, a huge four feet by six feet banner hanging from a balcony may be prohibited as well as placing dozens of signs along a hallway or in the lobby.

Furthermore, political candidates and their representatives have the right to approach each residence in an apartment, condominium complex or other multiple residences. However, these visits can occur only between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. during an election period. 

For additional information, readers should consult either Elections Canada https://www.elections.ca/home.aspx or Elections Manitoba  https://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/ for more specific directions.

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  1. Louisa Ryz

    Hi, We had a huge issue with this matter a few years back and our understanding is that you cannot place election signs on “common elements” because that would be expressing everyone’s view – only in/on your own unit. Is that correct? Louisa

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