The official campaign period for the 2022 Quebec provincial election will begin on Sunday, Aug. 28, with voters heading to the polls on Oct. 3.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault made the announcement in a video posted to social media Tuesday afternoon.

“I have the pleasure to announce to you that the electoral campaign will be officially triggered on August 28th,” said Legault.

The official campaign period will last until election day, which is Monday, October 3.

“I want to… wish all candidates a good campaign,” said the premier.

Polls from 338 Canada show the incumbent Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) is on track to be re-elected, with an even bigger majority.

Seat projections say the CAQ could win between 80 and 107 seats. 63 are seats needed for a majority.

Meanwhile, the Quebec Liberal Party could win between 11 and 26 seats, Quebec Solidaire could win between 5 and 13 seats, the Parti Quebecois would win between 1 and 7 seats and the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) could win between 0 and 4 seats.

The upcoming election is the first where the PCQ is considered to be a major party.

The once small party, which only received 1.46% of votes in the 2018 provincial election, has placed second in some polls, polling as high as 24%.

The CAQ’s current probability of winning a majority government is 99%.

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