When will a new leader be elected?
The voting ballots will need to be completed and returned to the Conservative Party of Canada by August 21st, 2020. The results of the election will be announced shortly after as soon as the ballots can be properly processed and examined by scrutineers while respecting any health guidelines in place at that time.
What voting system will be used?
Mail ballot voting will allow one vote per member using a ranked ballot system. Votes are calculated so that each electoral district is allocated 100 points. Leadership candidates will each be assigned a point total based on the percentage of the vote they receive in each electoral district. In order to win, a candidate must receive at least 16,901 points giving them a majority.
Am I eligible to vote?
In order to be eligible to vote, you must be a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in good standing as of May 15, 2020. You can verify your membership status here: https://www.conservative.ca/membership-check/ or contact the National Service Desk at 1-866-808-8407
How will I vote?
Eligible Conservative Party of Canada Members will receive a voting ballot in the mail in the coming weeks. Members will make their selection for leader and return their ballot in the privacy envelope provided. All ballots must be returned to the party by August 21, 2020. The leader will be announced shortly afterwards.
When will ballots be in the mail? When will I receive mine?
The party will begin sending ballots in the coming weeks. You should routinely check your mailbox and expect to receive yours by the end of July at the latest. If you have not received yours past July 31st and are a member, please contact the National Service Desk at 1-866-808-8407.
Is it safe to resume the leadership election?
Yes. After reviewing the COVID-19 related health guidelines and government mandated closures, the LEOC has charted a path for the leadership race to resume with adjustments to accommodate the current circumstances. Voting will be exclusively by mail ballot and the tabulation process will adhere to local health recommendations.
I have a provincial party membership? Does that make me eligible to vote in the Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership race?
No. You must hold an active federal Conservative Party of Canada membership by May 15 2020 to be eligible to receive a ballot for the 2020 Conservative Party of Canada’s Leadership Election.
I am currently an active member of the party? Is there anything I need to do to request my ballot?
No. Your ballot will be mailed to your mailing address after the membership deadline passes and prior to the end of July.
What do I need to vote?
During the month of July, eligible members will receive a voting package in the mail that contains instructions, a voting ballot as well as a prepaid privacy envelope to return your ballot discreetly. You will be asked to return and include a photocopy/scan of a piece of ID to confirm your identity.
What is the minimum age for voting in the 2020 Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Election?
Individuals aged 14 years or older may purchase a membership to be eligible to vote in the 2020 Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Election.
Can a parent/guardian sign the declaration on behalf of an eligible voter who is a minor?
No. The declaration signature and identification provided must match the name of the member in order to be accepted.
When will the Leadership Debates take place?
The French debate is scheduled on June 17th at 7:00PM ET and the English debate will take place on June 18th at 7:00PM ET.
How can I watch the debates?
You can watch the debates here.