Please note the following is a summary of information from associated government websites. It is meant as a guide to assist in placing election oriented advertising campaigns. It is for reference only as is not an official interpretation of the governing legislation. The official documents and legal counsel should be consulted to ensure accuracy.

Governed by Alberta Elections Act

  • Every printed or electronic election advertisement, handbill, placard or poster, shall include on its front, in legible form, the name and address of the sponsor.
  • Municipal or local by-laws concerning prohibitions against posting election campaign material should be consulted.

For the complete Act, visit:

Amendments current as of September 2019 
Date of COMMB update: September 2019


Governed by Calgary Temporary Signs on Highways Bylaw 29M97

  • Bylaw reviews guidelines for temporary election signage only. Not specific to OOH signage.

For more information, visit:

Amendments current as of September 2013
Date of COMMB Update: September 2019