The Cortalim by-elections has so far seen the nomination of the BJP candidate Alina Saldanha (wife of the late Tourism Minister Matanhy Saldanha). Congress candidate Raymond De Sa is expected to file his nomination on the last day. United Goans Democratic Party (UGDP), Goa Vikas Party (GVP) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are yet to finalise their decision to contest and their respective candidates.
The Election Commission of India has postponed to Cortalim Elections to June 4, 2012. It has also extended the Filing of the Nomination date to May 17th as May 16th has been declared as a Public Holiday because of the Goa Panchayat Elections.