The first of the selection conventions in either of Kildare's Dáil constituencies takes place tonight.
It is being staged by the Social Democrats in Kildare North.
Sitting party TD, Catherine Murphy, is the party's co-leader and co-founder.
At the last General Election, Deputy Murphy topped the poll, and exceeded the quota by 1,300 votes.
The event takes place at the Springfield Hotel in Leixlip at 8pm.