The United Conservative Party has pushed for Red Deer-South to run for next year to host a high profile "planner."
"This decision is not a reflection of readiness [Constituency Association] or party, "read the report sent by UCP's Executive Director Jennis Harrington to the Board of the Association of District Voters.
"There are a number of highly skilled professionals who have expressed their interest in the nomination … However, due to the interest of a highly professional person to look for a nomination, as well as a Christmas holiday season that is approaching fast, the party has decided not to hold the event for the nomination before the beginning of the next year."
The letter said that it was decided to give the most qualified people the opportunity to go as quickly as possible to accommodate participants who have professional skills that prevent them from working earlier in the electoral cycle.
The UCP said that the party would not comment at this time.
UCP leader Jason Kenny called for elections to take place in the first week of March, but Prime Minister Rachel Notley continues to accuse her of appointing early elections or setting up a provincial budget.
According to the law, the elections should take place in March, April or May 2019.
The letter states that the association ensures that the nomination does not conflict with Canada Games, which Red Deer places in February.
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