Each riding association gets to send up to ten delegates, with one of them having to be under the age of 24. The delegates are selected by members present at a delegate selection meeting for the riding. If more than ten members wish to be delegates, then a vote is cast by all members of the riding present at the delegate selection meeting. The delegates with the highest number of votes are then selected.
It is imperative that if you wish to be elected as a delegate for your riding association, that you have as many pro-life members of the riding attend as possible specifically to vote for you to be the delegate. Remember, we need a majority of pro-life delegates to go to the policy convention in order to pass pro-life policy proposals.
Remember, that delegates MUST be members of the Party for at least 21 days prior to the delegate selection meeting or their membership expired no more than 90 days beforehand and was renewed at the delegate selection meeting!
Let's say that you receive a notice that the delegate selection meeting is April 2, 2018 and you want to be a delegate for your riding association. The first step is to let us know at RightNow so that we can help you get as many pro-life members of the Party to the delegate selection meeting as possible to vote for you to be a delegate. Additionally, you should try to sell as many memberships to the Party to pro-lifers in your riding so that they can vote for you at the delegate selection meeting.
If there are no more than nine members of the riding over the age of 23 who wish to become delegates, then those members are acclaimed as delegates.
If there are more than ten members of the riding over the age of 23 who wish to become delegates, then a vote will be held and all the members of the riding who are present at the delegate selection meeting will choose their top nine delegates. The nine members who receive the highest amount of votes will be elected as delegates.
If there are more than ten members of the riding who wish to attend as delegates, but one is under the age of 24, then the member under the age of 24 is acclaimed and the other members have to be elected as delegates as per above. If there are more than one member under the age of 24 wishing to be a youth delegate, then an election is held for that spot as well.