PETERBOROUGH, July 23, 2019 — The Peterborough-Kawartha Federal Green Party Association is looking for a new candidate for the 2019 federal election. The Green Party in Peterborough is experiencing increased support and interest as the federal election approaches.
Anyone who has an interest in becoming the candidate or volunteering on the campaign, please contact Gianne Broughton, CEO, Peterborough-Kawartha Federal Green Party Association (email@example.com)
The following information will be useful for people thinking of applying to the nomination process:
If you are not already, you would need to become a member of the Green Party of Canada at this link:https://www.greenparty.ca/en/riding/2013-35084
Normally, nominees are expected to have been members for at least 6 months, but this can be waived by a recommendation of the local nominating committee. It is always worthwhile to have previous, on the ground, volunteer experience with the a local Green Party EDA.
There is an application form that you can fill out on greenparty.ca. Go to greenparty.ca/en/get-organized, enter the Organization Tool Kit, select Compliance/ Admin, and open the Candidate Nomination Procedures document.
It is preferable for applicants to live in our Peterborough Kawartha riding.
In addition, the general eligibility rules from Elections Canada are:
- You must be a Canadian citizen.
- You must be at least 18 years old on election day.
For a deeper orientation, visit elections.ca and read their handbook for candidates.
Some employers have rules about whether employees can run for election while they perform their job. Those interested in applying for the candidate nomination need to do their own research about their employer’s policy in that regard.