Manitobans head to the polls today
Manitoba's 43rd general election is today, with polls open from 8am to 8pm across the province. When the election was called, the Legislature's 57 seats were divided among 35 Progressive Conservatives, 18 New Democratic Party, 3 Liberals and one vacant. In Turtle Mountain there are three candidates: Incumbent Progressive Conservative M.L.A Doyle Piwniuk, and challengers Lorna Canada-Vanegas Mesa for the Liberal Party, Keystone Party Candidate Kevin Friesen, and the Liberal's Ali Tarar. In Spruce Woods, there are three candidates: Progressive Conservative Grant Jackson, Liberal Party Michelle Budiwski, and Melissa Ghidoni for the N.D.P. Incumbent Progressive Conservative M.L.A Len Isleifson for Brandon East is being challenge by Glen Simard for the NDP, and MLP candidate Trenton Zazalak. Three names are on the ballot for Brandon West; Wayne Balcaen (Progressive Conservatives), Bill Marsh Green Party of Manitoba, and Quentin Robinson for the NDP. Approximately 200,790 Manitobans cast their ballots during the eight days of advance voting for the 2023 provincial election. This compares to 112,814 votes cast during advance voting in the 2019 election. Advance votes are counted in the local election office of each electoral division after the close of polls on election day. You can learn more about each candidate, and their respective party's platforms, on the Manitoba Votes 2023 page. Today you can vote at any poll in your electoral division, keeping in mind ID is required... one piece of government-issued photo ID or two other pieces. We will begin our coverage of Manitoba Votes 2023 tonight at 8pm with Chris Sumner anchoring our radio coverage on CJRB Radio 950 and on the Discover Westman online app as results are released. Below are the results from the 2019 General Election, as provided by Elections Manitoba. In response to Canada's Online News Act and Meta (Facebook and Instagram) removing access to local news from their platforms, DiscoverWestman encourages you to get your news directly from your trusted source by bookmarking this page and downloading the DiscoverWestman app.