The People’s National Movement is fielding 137 candidates.
General Secretary Ashton Ford tells News Power Now that the PNM is optimistic going into the polls.
The United National Congress is also contesting all the seats.
Its Chairman David Lee says his party is looking to increase its presence is PNM led councils.
The other parties contesting some districts are the Congress of the People, the National Solidarity Assembly, the Independent Liberal Party and the Movement for Social Justice.