Our PC Leadership convention will be held on February 9th, 2019, at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown!
In an exciting first for Prince Edward Island politics we will be introducing electronic voting as part of the leadership process. This will give more Islanders an opportunity to become engaged and participate and further cement our party’s proud history as a pioneer in interactive democracy.
A campaign spending limit of $25,000 has been set for certified leadership candidates and all candidates will be expected to comply with new provincial election financing rules which came into effect this year.
There is a real sense of excitement in the air, as we have more than 8,000 eligible members who can cast a ballot in our Leadership process. As reported by local media, there are 2,628 expired members who are eligible to renew, and have voting privilege for Leadership 2019.
All individuals in possession of an expired membership are governed under Section 6(2) of the constitution of the Progressive Conservative Association of Prince Edward Island. It states that for renewal of a membership previously held within the past four years, applications may be received and processed up to the time of the Call to Order for a Provincial Leadership Convention. Therefore any membership which are not current and expired prior to January 31, 2015 missed the membership cut-off deadline of January 18th, 2019 at 4:00 pm AST, and are not eligible to vote in this Leadership process.
Thus, memberships which expired after January 31, 2015 are permissible to be renewed in order to be eligible to cast a ballot in this Leadership Convention. The provincial association has compiled a full list of all 2,628 eligible renewal members. To confirm your membership status, please visit PC Office at 30 Pond St, Unit B in Charlottetown, or call (902) 628-8679.
The volunteer Convention Committee has given considerable thought to the issue of accessible voting procedures for these members. We have worked with the supplier who is managing our voting platform to ensure ease of access for voting to individual members while maintaining fairness to all candidates and integrity to the system.
Membership Renewal Update (January 24, 2019):
Membership Renewal Process Update
AN EXPIRED MEMBER (who has expired after January 31, 2015) renewing prior to SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD AT 11:59 PM AST may:
Renew online (Click Here) by paying with your own credit card
-If you provide a valid email address in your renewal process, you will be emailed a PIN in the first week of February. (To be clear: The payment card must be in the name of the person who is renewing. If this is not the case, the renewed member must attend the convention to pick up their PIN after providing valid ID).
-If you do not provide a valid email address, you must attend the convention to pick up your PIN after providing valid ID
Renew in person at PC Office (with valid photo ID/proof of address)
-If you provide a valid email address in your renewal process, you will be emailed a PIN during the first week of February. (The member must come to the office in person, no exceptions).
-If you do not provide a valid email address, you must attend the convention to pick up your PIN.
AN EXPIRED MEMBER (who has expired after January 31, 2015) renewing after SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD AT 11:59 PM AST:
All eligible members who renew either online, or in person at PC Office, must attend the convention to pick up their PIN and provide ID in order to do so.
These are our certified leadership candidates in order of the date in which they were approved by the Candidate Evaluation Committee:
Dr. Sarah Stewart-Clark
Dr. Kevin J. Arsenault
Voting Location at PC Office
During the week of Monday, February 4th to Friday, February 8th advanced voting and voter assistance will be available at PC Office (30 Pond St, Unit B, Charlottetown) for any members holding valid active memberships and who have previously received their secure voter PINs. Please bring photo ID and your secure PIN with you.
The voting booth will be open from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm each of these five days.
Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed by leadership candidates are solely their current opinions and do not represent current official policy or positions of the Progressive Conservative Association of Prince Edward Island.