Details of the Leadership Voting Process

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PC Party Membership Holders should know…  

The PC Party has mailed letters to members in good standing and you should receive your letter by Friday, March 2.  If you have not received a letter, call 1.800.903.6453 to inquire about its whereabouts and please let us know at info@votemerrileefullerton.ca or 613-435-1716.

The letter will have a personal verification number and directions for you to verify your intent to vote with the Party. You must email the party with your assigned number and provide either a scan or photo of a piece of ID (i.e. drivers license). There is confusion around the legibility of certain numbers and letters – and please let us know if you are having any difficulty reading your number. You have until Wednesday, March 7 @ 8:00 p.m. to complete the verification process.

If you have any questions or wish someone to assist you in completing this verification process, please contact us and we will be happy to help. Call 613-435-1716 and leave a message.

The Kanata-Carleton Ontario PC riding association intends to hold drop-in hours at our new office location of 80 Terence Matthews Crescent to assist supporters with the verification process.  The office is open 5 – 8 p.m. on the following days: Wed, Feb 28; Thurs, Mar 1; Fri, Mar 2; Mon, Mar 5; Tue, Mar 6; Wed, Mar 7; and Thur, Mar 8. The office will also be open on Sun Mar 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.

 

Background / Details

The Ontario PC Party Executive and the Leadership Election Organization Committee (LEOC) released details of the Party’s membership verification process for the upcoming leadership race. Here are the key dates:

  • February 15th – Leadership Debate
  • February 16th – Membership cut-off
  • February 20th (approximately) – Unique verification number mailed to Ontario PC members
  • March 7th – Last day for members to complete verification process
  • March 2nd – March 8th – Voting period
  • March 10th – Leadership Convention

 

Not sure whether your membership is up to date? Phone toll-free: 1.800.903.6453

 

Voting Process 

An online, two-stage verification process will ensure all eligible members can select the next leader of the Ontario PC Party in a secure, open and transparent manner.

The rules determined that members will vote by ranked ballot through a secure, online process.  In order to vote:

  • Members will receive a unique verification number in the mail.
  • Members will be directed online to verify their name, address, as well as additional information.
  • As part of the verification process, members will be required to provide a scanned copy or photo of identification in order to vote during the voting period.
  • A support hotline will be available during this period for those requiring assistance.
  • Independent third-parties will be responsible for processing votes and securely maintaining personal information.

Voting Process

  • Voting shall commence Friday, March 2, 2018 and shall conclude at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 (the “Voting Period”)

Form of Ballot

  • Each voter shall be given the opportunity to vote one time by using numbers to rank Candidates in order of the voter’s preference
  • Provided that the voter’s intention is clear, a ballot is not invalidated merely because it fails to comply with this section
  • A voter shall not be required to rank more than one Candidate

Calculation and Communication of Results

  • Ranked ballot
  • Based on the count from each Electoral District the CEO will calculate the number of Electoral Votes for each candidate
  • LEOC shall appoint an independent accounting firm to oversee and confirm the accuracy of the tabulation and calculation of results
  • If 100 or fewer ballots in an Electoral District are included in the calculations, then each Candidate shall receive Electoral Votes equal to the number of votes cast for the

Candidate

  • If more than 100 ballots in an Electoral District are included in the calculations, then each Candidate shall receive Electoral Votes equal to the Candidate’s percentage of votes in the Electoral District, calculated to three decimal places, and this figure is the official result
  • Solely for purposes of communication and electronic display, the LEOC may choose to round the official results to whole numbers

 

Full rules here:

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/ontariopc/pages/2651/attachments/original/1517493657/Leadership_Rules_-_Final_2018-01-31.pdf?1517493657

 

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