Questions about voting

Ballots will be mailed to each member by June 3, 2024, within 20 days of the balloting deadline and include a mail-in ballot, a Personal Identification Number to facilitate online voting, and an option for telephone voting. If your ballot is not in your mailbox by June 6, we suggest contacting the campaign or provincial office. Read the instructions in the ballot package carefully before voting. Please contact us if anything is not clear. 

Votes must be received via online or telephone systems by noon on June 22, 2024. Votes submitted by mail must be received by June 22, 2024, at 8:00 am. If you are mailing in your ballot, it is recommended that you mail it no later than June 17, 2024. 

A ranked preferential ballot will be used to elect the next leader. Voters will cast their choice by clearly marking the order of their preference among the contestants. Their first choice will be marked as a 1, their second choice will be marked as a 2, their third choice will be marked as a 3, etc. Voters can rank as many or as few contestants as they choose – they do not have to rank all contestants.  

In the first round of vote counting, the first choice indicated on each ballot will be counted as a vote for that contestant. In the event of no contestant receiving 50% plus 1 of the votes cast during the first round of counting, then the contestant who receives the fewest votes is eliminated. Ballots cast for the eliminated contestant will then be re-counted for their next highest preference. Voting rounds will continue in this manner until one contestant receives votes from 50% plus 1 of the eligible ballots cast. The most preferred eligible contestant indicated on the ballot will be determined to be the vote for that ballot. In the event a ballot for an eliminated candidate does not indicate a next preference or all contestants who receive an indication of preference on a ballot are eliminated, that ballot will not be counted in subsequent voting rounds. Thus, the total ballots cast each round may reduce in number.  

The selected new leader must receive at least 50% plus 1 of the ballots with eligible votes cast. If, after all votes are counted, there remain 2 contestants with exactly 50% of the ballots cast in that round, the party will schedule a run-off election.  

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