Election Sign Regulations

In addition to signs that are allowed during the rest of the year, temporary election signs and other non-commercial signs are allowed during election season. These additional temporary signs are regulated by the city’s zoning ordinance to ensure pedestrian and vehicular safety are not hindered due to improper sign placement. Regulations include:

  • You may post such signs starting 45 days prior to the election.
  • Signs must be removed 10 days after the election.
  • Signs are permitted with the property owner’s permission.
  • Signs may be single or double faced, but no sign face may exceed 12 square feet on residential property or 24 square feet on commercial property.
  • The number of additional signs per lot may not exceed the number of candidates or propositions on the ballot.
  • Signs are not permitted within the public right-of-way, which is typically ten feet back from the curb.
  • Signs may not be attached to utility policies.
When installing an election sign, take care not to block the access or visibility of pedestrian or vehicular traffic. If you have questions about election signs, contact Whitney Kelly, City Planner, at (314) 442-2087.