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.