Ontario PCs extend voter registration deadline again
Voters can sign up until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7
The Ontario Progressive Conservatives party is giving members even more time to sign up to cast their vote for a new leader.
The party is in the midst of a hastily arranged leadership contest to replace Patrick Brown, who resigned last month amid sexual misconduct allegations.
Brown vehemently denies the allegations and even briefly re-entered the race to reclaim his old job, but pulled out earlier this week saying the race was taking a toll on his friends and family.
- PC members begin voting for party's new leader but many can't cast ballots yet
- PC voter registration deadline extended amid complaints
- As voting looms, PC leadership rivals go for jugular in debate
Four candidates are currently vying for the top job — former Tory legislator Christine Elliott, Toronto lawyer Caroline Mulroney, former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford and social conservative advocate Tanya Granic Allen.
The party has already extended the voter registration deadline once, pushing it back from March 2 to March 5.
Confirming: Verification deadline to get a ballot to vote in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PCPOLdr?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PCPOLdr</a> extended to Wednesday 8pm. Response so far has been unbelievable! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ElectingAPremier?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ElectingAPremier</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/OntarioPCParty?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OntarioPCParty</a>—@hartleylefton
It now says voters can sign up until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. Voting to choose the new leader got underway yesterday and is set to close on March 8, with the results announced on March 10.