Leadership race

Rules and procedures

The PC Party of Manitoba will elect a new leader - and a new Premier-designate - on October 30. 

Applying to run 

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements at the time of their application; they must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen;
  2. be at least eighteen years of age; and
  3. be a Member of the Party in good standing.

Applicants must complete an application; submit documents; get at least 50 current members to sign their nomination petition; sell 1,000 party memberships; and pay an entry fee of $25,000.

For detailed information on the application process, see the full rules document

Voting for the new leader

In order to vote for the new leader, you must be an active paid-up member of the party before 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 30.

Mail-in ballots will be mailed out to the final membership list by Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 and must be completed and received at headquarters through Canada Post or at secure drop-off locations by 5pm on Friday, October 29th, 2021 in order to be counted.  Hand delivered ballots will not be accepted. Designated voting stations will be located throughout rural and urban Manitoba, specifics will be announced at a later time.

Your completed ballot must include copies of:

  • One piece of identification must include an address, such as
    • Drivers License – must be clearly visible on all sides, or
    • Health Card, or
    • PC Manitoba Membership Card; and
  • A second piece of identification displaying the individual’s name, such as
    • Credit Card, or
    • Utility bill

Ballots will be designed such that each voter may indicate their choice for their preferred candidate.  The Leader will be selected by a single preferential transferable ballot wherein voters are given the opportunity to numerically rank the Leadership Candidates.

It is not a requirement that second, third and subsequent choices be completed in order for ballots to be valid.

Proxy voting is not permitted.

Each Leadership Candidate shall be entitled to scrutineers who may scrutinize the receipt of mail-in ballots, the issuing of live voting ballots and the counting of ballots.

For detailed information on the voting process, see the full rules document

Important dates

  • Wednesday, September 15 - Application Deadline
      • The LEC will accept completed candidate applications delivered to Party Headquarters up until 5:00 p.m. to allow certifications to be completed before Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021.
  • Thursday September 30 - Membership Cutoff
      • Memberships must be submitted prior to 5:00pm on Thursday September 30th, 2021 to qualify to vote. Memberships that lapse within the 12-month period prior to October 30th, 2021 must be renewed prior to the close of registration on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 to qualify as voting members.
  • Monday, October 4 - Membership List distributed to Leadership Candidates
      • The Final Membership List will be compiled and distributed to Leadership Candidates by Monday, October 4th, 2021, depending on the volume of membership applications received near the end of the cutoff period. Memberships will be processed on a first in, first out basis.
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Mail-in Ballots mailed out 
      • Mail-in Ballots will be mailed out to the final membership list by Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, depending on the volume of membership applications received near the end of the cutoff period
  • Friday, October 29 at 5:00 pm - Ballot submission deadline
      • Ballots must be completed and received at headquarters through Canada Post or authorized, secure drop-off location by 5 pm on Friday, October 29th, 2021 in order to be counted.
  • Saturday, October 30 - The Leadership Convention
    • The Leadership Convention will take place on Saturday, October 30th, 2021, with speeches, vote counting, and declaration of winner taking place on that day.

For detailed information on this timeline, see the full rules document


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