It's unclear when the writ will be dropped for the provincial election.
Premier Alison Redford is refusing to reveal the date of her pending announcement, but assures Albertans that budget deliberations will be completed before the race gets underway.
"I have said that we would have a throne speech, we would bring the budget forward, we would have a Spring session of the Legislature and then we would go to the polls, I've been very clear and I've never changed my position on that," said Redford.
This, as the provincial government announces the Spring sitting of the Legislature will start February 7th, fueling speculation that the election will get underway early in March.
Under the new Redford-government Elections Act, polling stations must be open by the end of April.