Secret ballots are one of the core principles of our democracy. The ability to cast a ballot of your own preference without pressure or fear of retaliation from others is one of the bedrock principles of our electoral system. It isn't, however, used for voting on any motions related to Constitutional changes. This must change. Member's should not ever feel pressured to vote because others are watching.
Currently the Constitution is silent and leaves it to the discretion of the Party which (if any)
voting methods are employed on matters of Party business, which can leave voters exposed to
potential intimidation tactics, harassment and manipulated results.
The process of secret ballot is an important element of a free and just society; it allows members
to vote their opinion unmolested and without being subject to intimidation or outside interests
and pressures. Technology allows for a variety of methods that can secure secret balloting.
There is currently no applicable section in the PC Party of Ontario's Constitution
The LFLA PC Ontario Association moves that Article 32 be added and read:
ARTICLE 32 – Voting
All votes cast by Party Members at plenary sessions of General Meetings, Special General Meetings, and Policy Conventions, including leadership votes, leadership reviews, and Constitutional or Policy amendments shall be conducted by secret ballot. Furthermore, the Executive should consider implementing voting using technology such as digital clickers or the creation of a mobile application to allow for instant, secret voting on all motions and votes.