Nomination is fixed for the 6th of April. This means that there will be a 11-day campaigning period up to midnight on April 15.
All parties involved from both sides of the political divide are all ready and will be making known their candidates in due course.
With the electoral rolls updated up to Dec 31 last year, there are 979,796 eligible voters.
The last state election was held on May 20, 2006.