How do you know an election is happening? SIGNS! They’re suddenly everywhere and seem to go up overnight. From the moment an election is officially called every campaign across the country deploys a team of volunteers in the wee hours of the night to make sure they put up more signs than their adversaries and in more strategic spots. There are a lot of rules pertaining to signs, like when you can put them up, where you can put them and of course when they have to be taken down by. Campaigns ask constituents if signs can go on their lawns (or poles in QC) and electors often request them on their own volition.