TEHRAN, May 19, YJC - Voting hours are extended up to 22:00 local time (1730 GMT), the Interior Ministry said.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -
Election office extended voting hours for Friday's vote up to 20:00 local time (1530 GMT).
• An informed Interior Ministry official says some 20 million people have cast their ballots in the elections until 5 p.m. local time (1230 GMT).
• The interior minister says no security problem has been reported so far.
• Iranians are using electronic voting machines for the City and Village Councils elections at 9,740 polling stations.
• Election office says no shortage of ballot papers.
• Election officials call on voters not to postpone casting their votes.
• Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says elections proceeding under full security, no incident taken place.
• Iran's Interior Ministry describes public participation in election stronger than 2013.
• Contenders - Hassan Rouhani, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, Mostafa Aqa Mirsalim and Mohammad Hashemi-Taba - cast their votes.
• Officials cast their votes in early hours of voting.
• Long lines formed at polling stations across Iran from early hours of Friday.
• Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei among the first to cast his ballot.
• Iran's Interior Ministry says around 56.5 million are eligible to vote of which 1.3 million are first timers.
• Polling in Iran started at 08:00 a.m. local time.
Iran Minorities in Show of Solidarity
• Zoroastrians, Jews, Christians, others casting their votes across the country.
• Prominent Sunni cleric Molavi Abdul-Hamid cast his vote in Iran elections.
• Strong participation of minorities reported at polling stations across Iran.
Expats Voting in Overseas Stations
• High participation of voters reported in Melbourne, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, Milan, elsewhere.
• Iranian athletes participating in 2017 lslamic Solidarity Games in Baku also cast their votes.
• Polling stations open in Belarus.
• Iranians are also voting in Algeria.
• Voting will be held in four cities of Cyprus.
• Polling stations also set up in China and Bangkok.
• Polling stations have been set up in eight provinces of Iraq.
• Iranians in Syrian capital Damascus are also casting their votes.
• Iranians in 102 countries are casting their ballots
• Iranians across Europe are casting their votes in the country’s presidential election.
• Large number of voters reported in Austrian capital Vienna.
• Germany’s Frankfurt is a key polling center in Germany. Other centers set up in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Bonn.
• Iranians in Italy are travelling to Rome in groups to cast their ballots.
• Iranians are casting their votes in Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
• Polling stations in India’s New Delhi and Pakistan’s Islamabad host Iranian voters.
• Nationals are casting their ballots in South Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
• Voters cast their ballots in New Zealand and Australia early Friday.
• Voting in Iran’s 2017 presidential election started in early hours of Friday in East Asia.