Are you registered to vote for Liberal Leader? Even members have to register!
You – yes you – have the opportunity to vote for Martha to be the next Leader of the Liberal Party. It’s FREE, it’s EASY, and for the first time in the Liberal Party’s history, you don’t have to even be a Member of the Liberal Party to vote!
Here are some details:
Step 1 – SIGN UP:
Click here to sign up to become a Supporter of Martha’s on her website – and here’s the important part – you MUST do this by MARCH 3rd, 2013. If you haven’t signed up by March 3rd, you will NOT be eligible to vote for the new leader. Don’t worry if you want to wait before you decide on your top candidates – you don’t have to choose now – but you DO have to sign up as a Supporter by March 3rd in order to vote in April.
Becoming a Supporter is free and easy and doesn’t require Liberal Membership. If, however, you are already a member, you are automatically signed up so skip directly to Step 2.
Step 2 – REGISTER:
After you complete Step 1, Supporters like you will begin to receive information and online registration forms from the Party. Registering to vote using these forms will also be free, but you’ll have to complete the online forms by March 14th in order to VOTE. Don’t worry if you don’t receive your registration email right away, it may not arrive for a few weeks.
Step 3 – VOTE:
This is where the fun really begins! Beginning April 7th through to April 14th you will be able to submit your email or phone ballot indicating your preferences for the next Leader of the Liberal Party. We will send you more information on how voting works later. Right now we just need to make sure you complete Step 1 before the March 3rd deadline.
Hope we didn’t confuse you – it’s really as easy as 1-2-3 (Sign Up – Register – Vote)! Click here to get started by signing up to become a Supporter – easy-peasy! If you have more questions, check out our handy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section below.
Send all your questions or notes of encouragement to email@example.com.
Watch the Liberal Party’s video describing how the leadership vote works:
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How old do I have to be to vote for Liberal Leader?
Supporters must be at least 18 years old to be eligible to vote. However, Supporters between the ages of 14-18 may be eligible to vote if they become registered members of the Party – see Liberal.ca for more details.
- Do I have to be a citizen of Canada to vote for Liberal Leader?
No – permanent residents and even non-citizens who ordinarily reside in Canada are eligible to vote. See Liberal.ca for details.
- If I sign up as a Supporter on Martha’s site, do I necessarily have to vote for Martha?
No – all the candidates websites have links to allow you to sign up as a Supporter. That’s merely the first step in the process of voting, but where you sign up does not affect who you vote for (of course, we really hope you choose Martha as your #1 pick!!).
- I have already signed up to be a Supporter, but I haven’t recieved anything that tells me about how to register to vote – is something wrong?
Don’t worry – it may be another couple of weeks for it to come. If you don’t receive any registration information by the end of February, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will track it down for you.
- Are there other qualifications needed to become a Supporter?
Yes – here is what is listed on Liberal.ca: To be eligible to become a supporter of the Party, a person must be either a member of the Party or a person who:
(a) is at least 18 years of age;
(b) supports the purposes of the Party;
(c) is qualified as an elector who may vote in accordance with part 11 of the Canada Elections Act or ordinarily lives in Canada; and
(d) is not a member of any other federal political party in Canada
- I’m still confused – where can I go for more help?
You have a few options:
1) check out this handy video made by the good folks at Liberal.ca – it explains the voting process using a hockey metaphor – how very Canadian of them!
2) See even more FAQs at Liberal.ca.
3) Email Team Martha at email@example.com – we will do our best to figure this out with you!