Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 23 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
About 330 prisoners, including 318 women and 12 men, will attend today's municipal elections at the Baku Women's Correctional Institution No. 4, Azerbaijani Justice Ministry Prison Service Deputy Head Hussein Alikhanov told journalists.
The institution holds 335 prisoners; 18 will not participate in voting as they are foreign nationals.
Azerbaijan launched the municipal elections. The country has about 4.6 million registered voters.
Voting began in constituencies throughout the country at 08:00 a.m.
About 15,682 members are planned to be elected to 1,718 municipalities. Municipal elections were held twice in 1999 and 2004.
Azerbaijan has registered about 31,000 candidates, including 6,108 women, for municipal members. Candidates from 18 political parties have been registered for elections.
The CEC will provide information on ballots at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The municipal elections will be finished at 7:00 p.m.
The CEC registered 48,388 observers, including 1,160 locals and 52 foreigners.
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