The candidate for mayor and parliamentary candidates for local elections on March 31, 2019 started the AK Party. Ali İhsan Yavuz, Deputy Chairman of the AK Party, said that the applications for the appointment of the mayor will continue until November 12th. Yavuz, "Applications will be made from the Internet. Then they get to the appropriate organizational unit to remove the candidate form, will be delivered with a wet signature," he said. "We see that 127 candidates were enrolled in the system, of which 13 were approved, of which 114 were waiting," Yavuz said.
The first application was filed by Mayor Gevaš Sinan Hakan for the municipality of Van Metropolitan. Tuğba Çelik applied for candidacy for the municipality of Niğde.