Election signage is a defined sign encouraging the public to vote for a particular political candidate. There are rules put in place by the City of Playford that are associated with the placement of election signs.
As per the LGA Control of Election Signage Policy the posting or erection of election signage does not need approval from Council provided the guidelines set in the policy are met.
The City of Playford allows some flexibility with election signage erected in a public place, signs must:
The City of Playford prohibits:
NB: ‘election period’ is deemed from the issuing of writs to the closing of polls for Federal and State elections. Four weeks immediately before the date set for polling day and ending at the close of voting on polling day for Local Government elections.
Additional details are enclosed in the Control of Election Signage Policy.
ALL electoral material must contain
If you have concerns regarding the type, size, fixing or positioning please contact Council whom may manage in accordance with Council's By-Law 3 – Local Government Land or Council's Control of Election Signage Policy.
By-Law 3 - Local Government Land - By-Law No 3(1071 kb)
Control of Election Signage Policy - Control of Election Signage Policy
For further information please contact Customer Care on 8256 0333.
If the complaint relates to the Wording/Content of the Signage, please refer to the Electoral Commission Complaint Protocl or refer the matter/person to the Electoral Commission of South Australia, details below.
ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA
Level 6, 60 Light Square
GPO Box 646
Telephone: 1300 655 232 (within SA only) or +61 8 7424 7400
Fax: +61 8 7424 7444
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Electoral Commission Complaints Protocol - Electoral Commission Complaints Protocol(39 kb)