So you know how the voting works Sat. Jan. 28, since there are three candidates for the PC nomination for the Airdrie riding, they'll use the Preferential Voting Process. That according to David Sealock, Chairman of the Airdrie PC Association. This method requires the nominee to have 50% of the vote plus 1 more vote to win the election.

Sealock makes it much more understandable with this example:

Suppose Candidate #1 winds up with 200 votes, Candidate #2 finishes with 115 and Candidate #3 winds up with 100. Candidate #1 is not the winner because 200 votes is not 50% of the overall voting total at this point.

Sealock explains how it all works.

As Sealock states, if there is an unlikely tie after the count, this will be settled by Karen Simpson, President of the Airdrie PC constituency. Her ballot is cast but it is sealed. In the event of a tie, Simpson's ballot would then be opened, determining who gets that single vote to put them at 50% plus 1.

The official who will oversee the entire voting process is William Stevenson, the Central South Regional Director for the Progressive Conservative Alberta Party. He will be in attendance from start to finish verifying the process thoroughly.

The PC Nomination vote takes place between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, Saturday, January 28 at Woodside Seniors Centre, 411 Woodside Drive.

Residents of the riding 16 years of age or older are eligible to vote with a 2012 PC Membership. These can be purchased at the voting station for $5. Please bring two pieces of identification - one with a photo.