NDP Sets Time Frame for Leadership Vote

The Federal Council of the New Democratic Party of Canada met in Ottawa to make key decisions about the process for the NDP to elect its next leader. The Council decided that the next leader will be elected between September 17, 2017 and October 31, 2017.

The nomination period will begin on July 2, 2016.

As per the party Constitution, the Leader will be elected by secret ballot. Every member is entitled to cast a ballot for the selection of the Leader. Candidates for the leadership with the fewest number of votes will drop off the ballot in subsequent rounds until one candidate receives 50% plus one or more of the total votes cast in that round.

In order to run, Candidates will be required to provide a registration fee of $30,000. The spending limit has been established at $1.5 million. Administration fees of 25% will be levied on all monetary donations.

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