Over 50 percent of people voted in Azerbaijan's Ganja city by 15:00
Azerbaijan, Ganja, October 9 /Trend, A.Mammadov/
According to the information for 15:00 (local time), some 50.4 percent of people in Ganja have voted at Azerbaijan's presidential election.
Since the beginning of the voting and until 15:00, around 77,972 people have voted.
Around 154,698 voters were registered by four District Election Commissions (DEC) of Ganja.
Four DECs (No. 37, 38, 39 and 40) and 107 polling stations operate in Ganja. In addition, seven polling stations were established in military units and investigation cell No.2. About 7,426 voters were registered at these polling stations.
Web cameras have been installed at 40 polling stations to broadcast the voting process online. Ramps were installed at 31 polling stations for the convenience of disabled persons.
Around 1,409 observers were registered, 28 of which are international observers and 1,381 are local observers. Some 137 of local observers monitor the voting process from the political parties and 1,064 on their own initiative. Some 18 of international observers monitor the voting process in Ganja from OSCE and 10 through the CIS PA.
Ganja is the second largest city of Azerbaijan and located in the west of the country, at 345 kilometers from Baku.
Country's polling stations opened at 8:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm (local time).
Ten candidates are taking 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 are observing the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.
Also, the presidential election is being covered by over 70 representatives from over 20 international media outlets.