The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leadership election, 2011 was prompted by Ed Stelmach’s announcement that he would not be seeking re-election in the 28th general election and therefore would be resigning as leader of the Progressive Conservatives. With the Progressive Conservatives forming the Alberta government, the winner of the election consequently became Premier of Alberta. Stelmach provided official notice of resignation on May 27, 2011. The PC Association then announced the timeline of the election, with the nomination deadline on July 15, and the first ballot on September 17.
v.2 has a small edit to remove PIP costs for surrogates obtained through winning endorsements.