Many still waiting for personal identification numbers on eve of B.C. Liberal leadership vote

As B.C. Liberal members get set to vote for the next leader of the province, questions are arising around how many eligible party members will be able to cast their ballots.

Leadership candidate Kevin Falcon said Thursday (February 24) that thousands of rural and northern B.C. party members had not yet received their personal identification numbers to vote.

He called on the B.C. Liberal party to “staff up” the leadership vote help line so that party members who haven’t received their PINs in the mail yet can get a new one.

Other leadership campaigns say they've also been getting calls from people who haven’t received their PINs yet, particularly northern and interior B.C. residents.

Christy Clark's campaign sent out a press release today (February 25) urging the B.C. Liberal party to consider increasing the capacity and hours of the help line and to call party members in rural areas to provide PINs.

About 90,000 B.C. Liberal members are eligible to vote in the election to determine the next leader and premier of the province.

Members will vote via phone or e-mail tomorrow (February 25) between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. and the results will be announced at 6:30 p.m.



ursa minor

Feb 25, 2011 at 1:04pm

It's interesting to note that at that the CBC has banned reader comments from their site in relation to their report on this issue. Nothing like the mainstream media going out of their way to protect the Liberals, who I'm sure will be all over any problems the NDP may have with their leadership vote.

I also just saw on your twitter feed that CTV BC is offering to help Liberals help with their PIN numbers. SHAME.