Dates set for Conservative vote

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Conservative nominee candidate Mike Coates says he has been informed by party headquarters that Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 are the two voting days the local riding nomination committee has chosen for the race to become the next federal Conservative candidate.

“We are told that there will be at least two voting locations – Pembroke and Renfrew,” said Coates. “That’s all we know for sure.”

Coates said the process to hold a nomination is in the hands of a local candidate nomination committee comprised of MP Cheryl Gallant’s executive.

“The lack of timely information about the process is disappointing,” he said.

“Conservative members want to make their plans around the actual voting days, and the lack of transparency isn’t helping.

“I’ve written to the executive director of the party asking for immediate confirmation of dates, times and locations. I hope to get clarity shortly.”

Coates said the cut-off date for those looking to purchase a membership and vote for the candidate of their choice is February 1.

“Allowing less than a month for our team to travel around one of the largest ridings in the country has been a challenge, but our team has met that challenge and encountered nothing but positive feedback from all those we meet.

“There is a desire for change, and we are confident we will deliver that change.”

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