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Voting deadline looms in race for Alberta UCP leader and prime minister to replace Jason Kenny

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Candidates, left to right, Todd Loewen, Danielle Smith, Rajan Sawhney, Rebecca Schulz, Leela Aheer, Travis Toews, and Brian Jean, attend the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Candidates, left to right, Todd Loewen, Danielle Smith, Rajan Sawhney, Rebecca Schulz, Leela Aheer, Travis Toews and Brian Jean attend the Union of Alberta Conservative Party Leadership Candidates Debate in Medicine Hat, Alberta on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Photo by Jeff McIntosh /The Canadian Press

Edmonton — Incoming Leader and Prime Minister Deadline to buy Alberta United Conservative Party members for $10 to vote for.

Parties are allowed to drop off by 5pm. Online membership until midnight.

The party will then go through the memberships to verify the information and the final tally will be done in about two weeks.

Seven candidates are on the ballot for the party's top job to replace Prime Minister Jason Kenny.

Mr Kenny announced in May that he was stepping down after a party leadership review gave him lukewarm support of 51 percent.

The next big date in the race is his second debate scheduled for August 30th in Edmonton.

Candidates have proposed a range of policy proposals, from health care to education reform, but the focus of the discussion has been to leverage Alberta's relationship with the federal government to address issues such as equality. Was on the way to get a better deal in the field.

This Canadian Press report was first published on August 12, 2022.

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