The Alberta Party plans to have a new leader by Oct. 23.
On Monday, the party announced that nominations will open on May 25 and close Aug. 31. The vote will be held on Oct. 23.
The party announced the timeline as a “major step forward in creating a competitive, unifying party ready and able to fight the 2023 election.
“Strong leadership will provide a voice to the 172,000 people who voted for Alberta Party in the last election,” said the party in a statement.
“It will allow the Alberta Party’s grassroots members to continue building toward an Alberta defined by sensible policy rather than partisan war.”
Jacquie Fenske is the party’s acting leader.
Alberta Party president Conrad Guay said former leaders Greg Clark and Stephen Mandel “grew the Alberta Party and set the course for an exceptional political party poised for electoral success.”
“Last year saw the Alberta Party increase our fundraising numbers, grow our membership, and add to our staff,” said Guay. “This year will see us create a solid foundation for 2023 by electing a new leader and holding a policy conference.”
Further details, including the method of vote, membership rules for candidates and voters, and the admission fee, will be released at a later date; as determined by the independent Leadership Election Committee.