High voter turnout observed at presidential election in Ganja
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 9 / Trend /
Ganja residents went to the polling stations to vote at the presidential election on Wednesday, regional Kepez TV channel reported.
According to the information, local and international observers are monitoring the electoral process. No problems have been thus far revealed in the process.
Around 154,662 voters are expected to vote at 104 permanent and seven temporary polling stations in Ganja's four constituencies.
Around 2,040 people will vote for the first time. The electoral process at 40 polling stations can be observed online from any part of the world.
"The first voters have arrived already, and the voting has begun," chairperson of the 16th precinct electoral district No 37 Maleyka Burdzhaliyeva said.
She added that local and international observers have also passed the registration, and are currently monitoring the voting process.
The presidential election voting started in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. Country's polling stations opened at 8:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm (local time).
Ten candidates will take part in the elections including the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the chairman of Umid Party Igbal Aghazadeh, self-nominated candidate MP Zahid Oruj, the chairman of the United Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (UAPFP) MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the chairman of the Modern Musavat Party Hafiz Hajiyev, the chairman of the Azerbaijan Social Democratic Party (ASDP) Araz Alizadeh, the chairman of the National Revival Movement Party, MP Faraj Guliyev, the candidate nominated by the initiative group of voters of the 'National Council of Democratic Forces', Jamil Hasanli, the chairman of the Adalat Party, MP Ilyas Ismayilov and the chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Sardar Jalaloglu.
The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan has registered 5,145,643 voters.
In connection with the presidential elections, the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan established 5,273 permanent and 219 temporary polling stations.
Web cameras have been installed in 1000 polling stations in 119 constituencies of Azerbaijan. Unlike in previous years, this time the voting process can be monitored via mobile devices such as smartphones.
Totally, 52,000 people will observe the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.
Also, the presidential election will be covered by over 70 representatives from over 20 international media outlets.
Ganja is the second largest city in Azerbaijan. It is located in the west of the country, 345 kilometers from Baku.