Conservative political hopefuls have until May 16th to submit their applications to become the territory’s nominee for the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the 2019 fall election.

NWT riding president Tim Syer says he hopes for a competitive process. “We are looking forward to a vibrant and competitive local nomination process and encourage grassroots Conservatives across the territory to seek the nomination.”

“We’re excited to get our candidate in place in the Northwest Territories. Beginning this process now means we will have a representative in the NWT with plenty of time to go until the election,” says executive director of the Conservative Dustin van Vugt, Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada.

The party says they have 260 candidates nominated across Canada.

Incumbent Liberal Party of Canada NWT MP Michael McLeod announced in January that he will run again. The New Democrats (NDP) and Green Party of Canada have yet to announce a candidate.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story did not include the Green Party of Canada. The story has been updated to reflect the correct information.