The writ has been dropped and candidates will begin campaigning for the Manitoba provincial election.

Entering the race, the Progressive Conservative Party holds 38 seats in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, while the New Democratic Party has 12 members. There are four Liberal Party members and three Independents.

The constituency of Morden-Winkler has four candidates. Incumbent MLA Cameron Friesen of the PC Party, Mike Urichuk from the Green Party, the NDP's Robin Dalloo and Liberal David Mintz.

In Midland constituency Cindy Friesen of the NDP and Liberal Julia Sisler will challenge incumbent Tory MLA Blaine Pedersen.

There are five candidates running in Borderland including Liberal Loren Braul, the NDP's Liz Cronk, Joshua Guenter of the PC Party, incumbent Independent Cliff Graydon and Ken Henry of the Green Party. 

The ballot in La Verendrye will include incumbent Dennis Smook of the PC Party, Liberal Lorena Mitchell and the NDP's Erin McGee.

In Turtle-Mountain incumbent Tory MLA Doyle Piwniuk will be challenged by Richard Davies of the Liberal Party, Angie Herrera-Hildebrand of the NDP and the Green Party's David Neufeld.

Voting will take place Sept. 10.