Some Manitoba voters will head to the polls in January.

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger has set Jan. 28 as the day for byelections in the provincial constituencies of Arthur-Virden and Morris.

Nominations in the constituencies will officially close on Jan. 13 and advance polls in both will be open from Jan. 18 to 25.

On voting day, polls will remain open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Selinger has been under pressure from the Progressive Conservatives to fill the Morris seat vacated by the retirement last February of Tory Mavis Taillieu.

Under provincial law, byelections must be held within a year of a seat becoming vacant.

The seat in Arthur-Virden became vacant in October when Tory Larry Maguire resigned to run for — and successfully win — the Brandon-Souris byelection in November.

There are currently 37 New Democrats, 17 Progressive Conservatives, one Liberal, and two vacant seats in the Manitoba legislature.