Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has set the upcoming provincial election date. 

Voters will head to the polls on September 10, 2019, more than a year ahead of the scheduled October 2020 date.

Pallister will look to follow up his party's historic 2016 win that saw the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives snag the largest majority government in the province in 100 years. 

As of June 3rd when the legislature broke for the summer, the PCs held 38 seats in the legislature, 12 belonged to the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), the Liberals held 4, a single-seat belonged to the Manitoba Party and 2 were occupied by Independents.

The campaign is expected to start 28 to 35 days prior to election day.

The Manitoba Legislature will resume sitting on October 2, 2019.