09/07/2013 03:28 EDT | Updated 11/07/2013 05:12 EST

Some facts and figures in Nova Scotia's election campaign

HALIFAX - Facts about the 31-day Nova Scotia election, which will be held on Oct. 8:

Major parties: Liberals, New Democrats and Progressive Conservatives.

Leaders: Premier Darrell Dexter (NDP), Stephen McNeil (Liberal), Jamie Baillie (Progressive Conservative).

Ridings: 51.

Standings at dissolution: NDP 31, Liberal 12, Progressive Conservative 7. Two vacant.

Main campaign issues: The economy, leadership, energy, health, education.

Most recent general election: June 9, 2009.

Number of eligible voters in 2009: 714,675.