Conservatives to put 24/7 live camera on ballot holding area for leadership election - 2020-07-13
The Conservative Party will once again put a 24/7 live camera feed on the ballot holding area for its upcoming leadership contest, accessible to the public, as one of several measures a party spokesperson says are intended to ensure the process is "transparent and fair."
The party also had a webcam streaming the ballot holding area during the last leadership election in 2017. That contest finished with Andrew Scheer as the winner, and several of the losing campaigns complaining about irregularities in the election process.
"The party and the LEOC [Leadership Election Organization Committee] take the process and rules of this race very seriously, and we've continually updated all the campaigns on the measures in place to ensure a fair and transparent leadership election, one that has Deloitte overseeing every aspect from ballot printing to processing and counting," wrote Cory Hann, director of communications of the Conservative Party in an email to The Hill Times. "And even beyond that, there's also measures like how campaigns will be able to scrutinize every ballot, and we will bring back our ballot vault public live stream that 24/7 monitors the scrutineer area, and the secure room where ballots are kept under lock and key."