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Important Dates


Key dates in the election calendar vary depending on whether it is a set date election or other election, for example, a byelection.

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ByElection and other election


Writ day (start of election period): The election period can begin with the issue of the writ between 28 and 34 days before election day.

Targeted registration: May be held before an election and must end before the writ is issued. The preliminary voters list is available within two days after the writ is issued.

Revision begins: Revision begins either on the Monday 29 days before election day or 22 days before election day, depending on writ day. Returning officers and registration agents operate from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Close of nominations: Before 1:00 pm on the Monday 15 days before election day. Signed nomination papers must be submitted to the returning officer before 1:00 p.m. or they will not be accepted.

Revision ends: Revision ends after four days. The revised voters list is available 18 days before election day. Returning offices remain open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Advance voting: Held at returning offices and other locations from the Thursday 12 days before election day to the Thursday five days before election day. Most advance voting locations are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (noon to 6:00 pm Sunday). Not all advance voting stations are open on all days.

Last day to apply for absentee voting: The Saturday before election day. Returning officers can accept applications until 8:00 pm.

Last day to apply for homebound voting: The Monday before election day. Returning officers can accept applications until 8:00 pm.

Election day: Tuesday; voting places are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Campaign period: From writ day to two months after election day.

Candidacy period: From the date a person becomes a candidate to two months after election day.

Deadline for financial statements: Within four months after election day. Both candidates and registered parties must file election financial statements with Elections Manitoba.

Note: Important dates that fall on a holiday (Sunday, for example) may be changed to the next working day.

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42ND GENERAL ELECTION


Targeted Registration begins: Targeted registration may begin at any time before a set date election.

Targeted Registration ends: Targeted registration ends by September 8. The preliminary voters list is available on September 8.

Writ day (start of election period): Writs are issued September 8.

Revision begins: Revision begins on September 8. Returning officers and registration agents operate from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Close of nominations: Before 1:00 pm on September 14. Signed nomination papers must be submitted to the returning officer before 1:00 p.m. or they will not be accepted.

Revision ends: Revision ends on September 14. The revised voters list is available September 18. Returning offices remain open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Advance voting: Open at returning offices and other locations from Thursday, September 24 to Thursday, October 1. Advance voting locations are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (noon to 6:00 pm Sunday). Not all advance voting stations are open on all days.

Last day to apply for absentee voting: Saturday, October 3. Returning officers can accept applications until 8:00 pm.

Last day to apply for homebound voting: Monday, October 5. Returning officers can accept applications until 8:00 pm.

Election day: Tuesday, October 6; voting places are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Campaign period: From writ day to two months after election day.

Candidacy period: From the date a person becomes a candidate to two months after election day.

Deadline for financial statements: Within four months after election day. Both candidates and registered parties must file election financial statements with Elections Manitoba.

Note: Important dates that fall on a holiday (Sunday, for example) may be changed to the next working day.


For media inquiries, contact:

Alison Mitchell
Manager of Communications & Public Information
Phone: 204-945-7379
Toll-free: 1-866-628-6837
Fax: 204-945-6011
Email: amitchell@elections.mb.ca

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