Nominations for the GHMC elections came to a close at 3PM on January 17. Those candidates who took tokens till 3PM, were allowed to file their nominations even after that time. Large number of candidates filed their nominations. Scrutiny of the nominations will take place on Monday. January 21 is the last date for withdrawal of the nominations. Final list of candidates will be released on the same day. Polling will be held on February 2nd and counting of votes will be on February 5.
The TRS announced the list of 143 candidates for 150 divisions. The other seven names were yet to be announced. The main opposition party Congress announced its candidates for 94 divisions. As discussions on seat sharing ended between the TDP and the BJP, both the parties decided to contest for 87 divisions and 63 divisions respectively. But the TDP, at the last minute announced its candidates for 81 divisions only. BJP will announce its candidates on Monday. MIM contests for 75 divisions.