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Publish Date: 12:54 - 19 May 2017
TEHRAN, May 19, YJC - Voting hours are extended up to 22:00 local time (1730 GMT), the Interior Ministry said.
Iran’s 2017 Elections Live UpdateTEHRAN, 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.

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