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Condos and Manitoba provincial election signs - what you need to know!
Once the writ has been dropped, Manitobans will be heading to the polls no later than Tuesday October 3, 2023. To ensure unit owners, managers and directors are all on the same page, CCI Manitoba offers this guide for displaying election signs and posters during the campaign.
Most condominium corporations have provisions within their declaration or bylaws that restrict or prohibit the posting of signs in common areas, ie: balconies, hallways, lounges, parking areas, stairwells, etc. For clarification of a “common area” in your condominium, refer to your declaration and bylaws. For further reference, see Section 196(1) and (2) of The Elections Act and provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act.
The postings of election signs and posters would be permitted, if posted inside a condominium unit window. Most apartment style condominiums balconies are exclusive-use common areas, as such, election signs and posters would not be permitted on balconies.
Election signs posted on a lawn within a bareland condominium may be permitted if the sign is placed inside a lawn or garden area which they own (based on the Plan for the property and their title).
Condominium Corporations may place reasonable conditions on the size and type of election signage that can be displayed.
All election signs and posters may only be displayed from the day the writ is dropped to the day after the election, October 4, 2023.