The Saskatchewan Party is hoping for a vote of confidence on Wednesday while the NDP is hoping to send a message that the political spectrum is changing as voters in Regina Northeast head to the polls in a provincial byelection.
The riding has been without a MLA since the Saskatchewan Party’s Kevin Doherty stepped down in March to take a job in the private sector in March.
Six candidates are running for the seat, but it is widely expected to come down to either the Saskatchewan Party’s Gary Grewal or the NDP’s Yens Pedersen. The other four in the race are Reid Hill (Liberals), Ken Grey (Conservatives), Mark Regel (Western Independence Party of Saskatchewan) and Jessica Schroeder (Green Party).
As it stands right now, the Saskatchewan Party has 48 seats in the 61 seat legislature with the NDP holding the other 12 seats.
Historically, the riding has belonged to the NDP, but they lost the seat to Doherty in 2011.
The polls close at 8 PM with results being made available right here.