BC Liberals will choose their new leader next February.
The party announced today online voting, with a telephone option, will take place February 2nd to 4th with the actual convention to declare the winner being held on the 4th.
A location hasn’t been set.
The party also named former Attorney General Geoff Plante to be the Chief Returning Officer.
Party sponsored debates or forums will be held in Vancouver, Surrey, Prince George, Nanaimo, and the Thompson-Okanagan.
There will also be a debate organized by the BC Liberal Indigenous Network.
The party’s rules have been modernized to prohibit payment for memberships by cash or prepaid credit card.
The party says it will institute a rigorous monitoring system to flag invalid membership applications.
The deadline to join the party or renew one’s membership in order to vote, as well the deadline for prospective candidates to enter the race, is Friday, December 29th.
The cost of membership remains $10 for four years, or $5 for those aged 14-25.
The full leadership rules, and instructions for prospective contestants, are available at http://www.bcliberals.com.