Brad Olstad, campaign manager for Red Deer-North and Red Deer-South Alberta Party candidates Paul Hardy and Ryan McDougall was taking down bigger signs in Red Deer early Wednesday. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Election signs come down in Red Deer

Now that the provincial election is over, it’s time for all the campaign signs to come down.

Adriana LaGrange, who won the Red Deer-North riding for the United Conservative Party on Tuesday, said half a dozen volunteers started taking down the signs mid-morning Wednesday.

The hope is that all the signs come down within the next 24 hours.

LaGrange said the party has about 60 big signs, mostly on public property, and about 1,000 lawn signs.

“I had to re-order the lawn signs three times,” the winner said with a chuckle. “There was so much demand.”

Some of the private property owners dropped by the lawn signs – 50 of them – at the candidate’s campaign office on 50th Avenue.

It’s not hard to get volunteers to help out, even after the election is over, LaGrange said, praising everyone who has helped her in the election.

The UCP winner said she plans to store all the signs.

Alberta Party Red Deer-North candidate Paul Hardy said he had about 25 big signs and about 100 lawn signs, which are much smaller.

Some Alberta Party volunteers also started their takedown early Wednesday.

He said taking down signs is much easier than putting them up, which takes much longer.

Hardy said pre-arrangements had been made and about eight volunteers were out and about Wednesday doing the job.

Hardy plans to store the signs until the party has a meeting and comes up with a plan on what to do with them in the long term.

Brenda Corney, president of the NDP’s Red Deer-North electoral district association, said volunteers are working toward removal of signs in the city, as required by city guidelines.

The land use bylaw states all election signs must be removed within 48 hours after voting stations close on election day.

The bylaw states if the candidates fail to remove the signs within the given time period, then city enforcement officers may take them down and candidates can be held liable for the cost of their removal.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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