Voters in the federal riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner are off to the polls October 24th.
A byelection has been called to choose an MP to replace Conservative Jim Hillyer who died of a heart attack in his Parliament Hill office in March. He was only 41 years old.
Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner was a new riding in the 2015 election-it was formerly Medicine Hat.
Voters in the riding have traditionally voted conservatives into power. The last time they chose an MP who was not from a right-of-centre part was when Bud Olson, originally elected as a member of Social Credit crossed to the Liberals and was re-elected when the party swept to power under Pierre Trudeau in 1968.