How to Vote
What are you running for?
I’m putting my name forward to be the Conservative Party’s candidate in the next federal election in 2019. If I’m successful, I’ll be the Conservative candidate going up against our Liberal MP, Kim Rudd.
How do I vote?
The candidate is selected by a vote of all the Conservative Party members in Northumberland-Peterborough South. A secret ballot vote will be held on March 2 at St. Mary's Secondary School in Cobourg. All voting will be done in-person, and you'll need to bring ID to confirm your identity against the membership list. Speeches from the candidates will begin at 12:00pm, with voting occurring from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
How can I check if my membership is valid?
The best thing to do is to call the national service desk at 1-866-808-8407. Your membership must be valid as of February 7, 2019 in order to be eligible to vote.
Do I need my membership card to vote?
No! The party will ask that you provide ID to prove your identity and address - basically the exact same requirements as if you were voting in a general election. They will use that to check your name against the membership list.
How does the voting system work?
Rather than explain in great detail how the system works, I'll link you to this video which I think explains the mechanics of it well. It was made for Minneapolis, who used this system in recent elections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHRPMJmzBBw
To answer a few common questions about the vote:
- You do not have to rank your choices. If you only wish to mark your first choice, you're allowed to.
- You may rank as many or as few as you'd like.
- It does not hurt your #1 choice to mark a #2. Your vote will stay with your first choice unless they are eliminated.
- Unfortunately there are no proxy votes. You must be there in person between 1:00pm and 4:00pm in order to vote.