424 candidates have filed nomination papers to contest the local government elections on October 21.
- The People’s National Movement (PNM) - 136
- The Independent Liberal Party (ILP) - 136
- The People’s Partnership - 136
- The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) - 16 candidates in Point Fortin, Arima, Tunapuna/Piarco, Chaguanas, Diego Martin and Siparia
Each party has also published a list of possible Aldermen as required by the new law for election of Aldermen through a system of the Proportional Representation.