- Poster Placement
- Use of Banners
- Use of Tape
- Use of East Bear Pit Area
- Posters and Emergency Equipment
- Poster Location
- Signs in Classrooms
- Removal of Campaign Materials
- Election posters may be placed on regular bulletin boards during the campaign. Please note that all bulletin boards are generally cleaned once a week -- to determine which night materials are removed, check the day listed in the upper left hand corner of the board. In Central Square/Curtis Lecture Hall, boards are usually cleared on Sunday evenings.
- Posters may also be placed on walls during the period before voting begins.
- Posters may not be placed on ceilings, windows, fire doors, elevator dorrs and elevators, fire stairways, exit doors, inside classrooms or computer labs and ceiling vents -- these are all prohibited locations.
NOTE: the Colleges and Faculties (e.g. Bethune, Stong, Vanier, etc. and Schulich, Osgoode, FES) only permit posters to be placed on bulletin boards and staff will remove posters not placed on bulletin boards. Posters may also be removed from dining halls in the event of a special function.
- Banners are permitted. They must meet University fire-code standards (approved material available in the Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development -- SC&LD, S172 Ross Building, 416-736-5144).
- Permission for banners in the central complex of the University (Central Square and Curtis Lecture Halls) must be obtained from SC&LD.
- Permission for banners in the colleges should be obtained through the Office of the Master.
- No banners or posters permitted in the Vari Hall Rotunda.
- Banners are permitted to hang from the ceiling in Central Square only if they are secured with string to the support beams of the drop ceiling (please consult with the CRO before hanging such banners).
- Banners cannot hang below the bottom of the black trim, and must not exceed 10 feet in length, top to bottom, and 36 inches in width. You must respect the present location of currently hanging banners, and banners that have gone up before yours.
- Masking Tape is the preferred tape for mounting posters in most areas.
- Silver Duct Tape is only permissible in the East Bear Pit on the concrete walls.
- Other tapes (e.g. double backed carpet tape or packing tape) are not permitted due to the damage that is caused.
- Only the East Bear Pit Area in Central Square may be used for larger signs. Due to special club programming in the East Bear Pit signs may not be hung from the ceilings – they may be placed against the concrete walls.
- The Chief Returning Officer, in conjunction with SC&LD, will be responsible for rationing any space in the East Bear Pit should such space be under pressure from competing interests/candidates.
- No posters may cover fire hose cabinets, fire alarm pull stations, or exit signs. Repeat offenders may be subject to disciplinary action under Presidential Regulations 2 & 3 (Conduct of Students at York University).
Signs/Posters (rather than banners) should not be posted on the black trim above the Central Square windows, on Building Directory Boards or official bulletin boards, on audio visual screens or projection booth windows, on TV monitors, in private areas, glass surfaces, doors, store windows, or in the Toronto Dominion Green Machine Centre.
No signs in classrooms. University staff will remove signs in classrooms and other prohibited areas. Candidates will be billed for this cleanup (the charges may be placed on your student account).
- Immediately following the close of voting, candidates are required to remove all of their campaign material from all the notice boards and corridors. It is particularly important that signs mounted in hard to reach locations be removed.
Please note: Candidates will be charged for the removal of all posters/ banners/ flyers that are not taken down by the deadline. Facilities will charge $25.00 per hour with a minimum 6 hour charge.
Feedback: Election Review Officer
Student Community & Leadership Development (SC&LD) | Tel: (416) 736-5144 | S172 Ross Building
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