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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 by-election.

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41st General Election


Enumeration Begins: Enumeration begins on February 4.

Enumeration Ends: Enumeration ends on March 7. The preliminary voters list is available on March 10. Returning officers and revising agents are operating from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Writ Day (Start of election period): Writs may be issued any day between March 15 and March 22.

Revision Begins: Revision begins on March 10.

Close of Nominations: Before 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 29. 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 April 7. The revised voters list is available the day after revision ends, on April 8. Returning offices remain open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Advance Voting: Open at returning offices and other locations from Saturday, April 9 to Saturday, April 16. 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, April 16. Returning officers can accept applications until 8:00 pm.

Last day to apply for homebound voting: Monday, April 18. Returning Officers can accept applications until 8:00 pm.

Election Day: Tuesday, April 19; voting places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Campaign Period: From writ day to June 20.

Candidacy Period: From the date a person becomes a candidate (usually by winning a constituency association nomination) to June 20.

Deadline for Financial Statements: to August 19. 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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Other Election


Enumeration Begins: Enumeration can begin when the election is called.

Enumeration Ends: Enumeration ends at least three days before the close of nominations. The Preliminary Voters List is available two days before the close of nominations. Returning offices and revising agents operating from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Writ Day (Start of election period): Any day between 35 and 28 days before election day.

Revision Begins: Revision begins two days before the close of nominations.

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 12 days before election day. The Revised Voters List is available the day after revision ends, or 11 days before election day. Returning offices remain open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Advance Voting: Open at returning offices and other locations from the Saturday 10 days before Election Day to the Saturday three days before Election Day. 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. Please check the date/time for the location you choose

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

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

Election Day: Always on a Tuesday; voting places are open from 7:00 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 (usually by winning a constituency association nomination) to two months after election day.

Deadline for Financial Statements: 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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