Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leadership candidate Doug Ford is calling on the party to extend voting by a week and for the ability for members to vote by paper ballot. “As of right now, close to 100,000 people have not received their PIN number — that’s staggering,” Ford told The Andrew Lawton Show on Global News Radio 980 CFPL Monday afternoon. “I’m calling on the party to make sure that they step up to the plate, and I’m calling the other candidates for them to step up to the plate, and let’s go to the paper ballot for those who haven’t been able to vote.”
After his radio appearance, Ford said at a news conference he would like to see in-person voting sessions in all provincial ridings. He also said he wants candidates to ask party officials “to extend this vote for another week” so all members to vote.
“We shouldn’t be rushing this, and I don’t know why we’re rushing this process,” Ford said.
“Everywhere I’m going, everywhere, the No. 1 issue [members] are facing is, ‘I’m going to be left out of this process.’”