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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The City of Fort St. John received reports of election signs being stolen over the weekend.

The City reminds residents not to tamper with candidate signs, which are often self-financed by those campaigning.

“Stolen election signs have been an issue over the last ten years, and it’s disappointing that individuals would take it upon themselves to remove candidates’ signs. These types of signs are placed on properties whose owners support a specific candidate,” stated Janet Prestley, Chief Election Officer.

Along with promoting a candidate, the signs also raise awareness of voting opportunities for the upcoming election, said the city.

“Candidates put forth their names to represent and contribute to our community, and residents must respect the democratic election processes, including the placement of candidate signage,” said the City in a statement Monday.

Residents are reminded that unauthorized removal of election signs is considered to be theft.

The by-election will take place on May 15th at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.

Advanced voting is taking place to take place on May 5th and May 12th. Special voting opportunities are expected to occur at senior care facilities on May 13th and the hospital on May 15th.

More information can be found on the City’s website.

 

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