Facts on the Alberta Progressive Conservative party leadership race
Want to be involvedinchoosing the next leaderof the Alberta Progressive Conservatives? Here's what you need to know:
- Jim Dinning
- Victor Doerksen
- Dave Hancock
- Gary McPherson
- Ted Morton
- Mark Norris
- Lyle Oberg
- Ed Stelmach
Party-sponsored candidate forums
- Medicine Hat, Oct. 30
- Red Deer, Nov. 1
- Fort McMurray, Nov. 2
- Vermilion, Nov. 7
- Grande Prairie, Nov. 9
- Edmonton, Nov. 13
- Calgary, Nov. 15
- Lethbridge, Nov. 16
First ballot on Nov. 25; second ballot, if necessary on Dec. 2.
Anyone who is over 16, an Alberta resident for at least six months, a Canadian citizen and has purchased a $5 Tory membership.
A paper ballot; voters must cast a ballot in the riding they reside in; there will be one polling station in each urban riding and enough in rural ridings to ensure convenient access.
Candidates must deliver a $15,000 non-refundable deposit and a petition with 500 names of supporting party members.
To win on first ballot
A candidate must get 50 per cent of the member votes plus one; if no first ballot winner, the top three candidates move on to a second ballot.
To win on the second ballot
All voters rank the three candidates in order of preference; the candidate who has 50 per cent plus one of the No. 1 rankings wins; if no candidate reaches that, the bottom candidate drops off and his or her votes are transferred in order of preference to the remaining two and a winner is declared.