Manitobans head to the polls today to vote in the provincial election.
In Brandon, voters will weigh in at one of three constituencies: Brandon East, Brandon West and Spruce Woods.
Brandon East voters will choose between Progressive Conservative candidate Len Isleifson (incumbent), NDP candidate Lonnie Patterson and Liberal candidate Kim Longstreet.
Brandon West voters have the choice between Progressive Conservative candidate Reg Helwer (incumbent), NDP candidate Nick Brown, Liberal candidate Sunday Frangi and Green Party candidate Robert Brown.
Spruce Woods voters can choose between Progressive Conservative candidate Cliff Cullen (incumbent), NDP candidate Justin Shannon, Liberal candidate Jennifer Harcus and Green Party candidate Gordon Beddome.
To be eligible to vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age and a resident of the province for at least six months.
To vote, bring your voter card — which you should have received in the mail — and a piece of government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or Manitoba diver’s licence.
If you did not receive a voter card in the mail and are an eligible voter, bring one piece of government-issued photo ID or two other documents with your name on them. Documents that include your name may include a Manitoba Health Card, a social insurance card, a utility bill or a credit card.
Polling places are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today in all constituencies. To find out where you vote, go to the Elections Manitoba website — electionsmanitoba.ca/en — and search your address. Voters can only vote at their assigned place, not all polling stations. There are multiple voting locations across all constituencies.
The returning office is located at 755 17th St. in Brandon.
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