All political parties are worried about voting percentage in GHMC elections. There was poor voter turnout in previous municipal elections held in Hyderabad. In 2002, only 28 per cent voters have cast their vote in elections held to Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Low voter turnout attributed to cricket matches which were held for World Cup. About 43.27 per cent voters exercised their franchise in 2009 GHMC elections. Even in general elections, 57 per cent voting percentage recorded in 2004 and 47.43 per cent in 2009.