The candidates in the Bukit Selambau state constituency are BN's Datuk S. Ganesan, PKR's S.Manikuma and 13 independent candidates - former Kedah PPP Wanita Chief L. Sarala, insurance manager T. Chandrarajan, businessman R. Loganathan, Arumugam’s special assistant S. Moganakumar, management consultant A. Jayagopal, businessman Venason Michael, businessman Tan Hock Huat, former army personnel Mohd Fazil Abdul Wahab, former army personnel Major (rtd) Anuar Abdul Hamid, quarry operator Husaini Yaacob, contractor Abdul Rahim Abu, town planner Khamis Awang, and businessman Radzi Md Lazim.
The seat was left vacant following the resignation of elected representative V. Arumugam.In the Bukit Gantang parliamentary constituency, it is a 3-cornered fight between BN's Ismail Saffian, ousted Menteri Besar Mohamed Mizar Jamaluddin of Pas and independent candidate Kamarul Ramizu Idris.
The BN and PKR are contesting the Batang Ai state seat.
BN is represented byformer state agriculture department engineer Malcom Mussen Lamoh and PK by Jawah Gerang.
Jawah was the former Lubok Antu BN member of parliament for five terms.