Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 23 / Trend M. Aliyev/
Voter turnout in Azerbaijani municipal elections hits 31.86 percent (1,462,074 voters), Elections Information Center under the CEC told Trend .
Azerbaijan launched the municipal elections today.
The country has about 4.6 million registered voters.
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. Candidates refer to 30 political parties.
The CEC plans to provide preliminary results on ballots tonight.
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