With just days to go in the Progressive Conservative leadership race, candidates are raising that the new online voting system may mean not everyone gets a chance to cast a ballot. The party is using an online system and verifying that voters are eligible to cast a ballot by cross-referencing members with the Elections Alberta voters’ list. Ric McIver said his team is working hard to fix issues where potential supporters didn’t align with the list. “We have had a lot of rejections for a whole variety of reasons and we have just been working through them one file at a time,” he said.
Thomas Lukaszuk said his campaign is having similar problems and is working hard to correct them.
“I want to make sure that all of those who bought a membership get a chance to vote,” he said.
Kelley Charlebois, the party’s executive director, said it has been a challenge and he doesn’t know if the issue will be entirely resolved before Saturday’s vote.