Consequently, we urge the immediate adoption of the following recommendations:
We recommend that all steps be taken to extend the registration period by one week.
This will be particularly useful for the tens of thousands of supporters who will only be receiving their registration packages during March break.
We recommend engaging additional resources (including external services) for high intensity phonebank services in the remaining registration period
, so that every supporter with a phone number that hasnot registered is contacted in the limited time remaining in the registration period.
We recommend that an ability to register by phone be developed.
Similar to the Elections Canada option for individuals not registered by e-day,
we recommend thedevelopment of an in-person simultaneous registration/voting option
that would take advantage of anindividual’s photo identification.
As we learned in the all-candidates meeting with the vendor, they need to receive the registered voters list byMarch 21
. To facilitate a longer registration period,
we recommend that LPC works with the vendor tobegin
sending the list of registered voters in tranches
. For example, LPC could send the existing trancheof registered voters to the vendor, followed by another tranche on the 14
and a final tranche on the 21
We understand that in any voter registration process, there are time constraints that need to be managed;however these tend to be a variable of the amount of human resources deployed to the task.
If the vendorhas an option of charging LPC a premium for a faster turnaround of the voters list than previouslyundertaken, we recommend that LPC exercise this option.
Given the pressing timetable, we would appreciate your careful consideration and thorough response as soon as possible. We would be very pleased to discuss any proposed solutions with LPC.
In addition, we would ask thatyou also please provide clarity with respect to the appeals process related to concerns by any campaignregarding the official voters list.
In closing, we would simply emphasize again what a tremendous moment this is in our Party’s history and how vitalit is that we seize the full promise that comes from our membership’s decision to create the supporter category. Wehope that you will receive the concerns we raise in the respectful and positive manner in which they are intended.And we truly hope that you will agree to implement our recommended remedies in order to ensure a positive firstexperience for those who are newly engaged with the Liberal Party.Sincerely,Cyrus Reporter Representative to the Liberal Party of Canada for Justin Trudeau