EDMONTON – The Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta has announced the rules for the upcoming leadership race.
The individual donation limit has been set at $30,000.
Nominations opened at 9 a.m. May 15 and candidates had until May 30 to file their documents.
Official candidates were vetted and announced at a PC event on June 2.
“After careful consideration and discussion by the PCAA Board and by the Leadership Election Committee, we have come up with what we feel is a fair set of rules for the leadership selection that will help us choose best new leader of this party and premier of this province,” said PC Alberta president Jim McCormick.
“We are looking forward to an exciting summer as our supporters and volunteers help select a new leader.”
Nominees must pay a $50,000 non-refundable entry fee.
The race comes after former Premier Alison Redford resigned on March 23 in the wake of repeated expense scandals.
Voting will take place on Sept. 6, and – if necessary – Sept. 20.
If no candidate receives a majority, a second round of voting with the top two candidates will take place.
The PC party’s constitution states a new leader must be chosen no less than four months and no more than six months after a leader resigns.
All party members are eligible to vote.
For more information on the voting process and eligibility, click here.
Dave Hancock is serving as interim PC leader and premier.
With files from The Canadian Press
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