Voting underway in Turkey’s elections

Voting underway in Turkey’s elections

Istanbul (Web Desk): Turkish people are voting for a new president and parliament, with more than 56 million registered voters at 180,000 ballot boxes across the country, TRT World reported.

Voting started at 0500 GMT (8:00am local time) and will end at 1400 GMT (5:00pm local time) on Sunday.

At least 56,322,632 registered voters will be able to mark in their choice of presidential candidate and parliamentary party at 180,065 ballot boxes across the country.

Turkish citizens need to show their ID cards or any other official identification document. It is forbidden to enter the voting booth with cameras or video recorders and mobile phones.

Voters will put two separate ballot papers in the same envelope – one for the presidential and one for the parliamentary elections.

After the voting ends, ballots cast for the presidential candidates will be counted first.

News media organisations are not allowed to broadcast any political advertising, predictions or comments about the elections until 1500 GMT (6:00pm).

Between 1500 GMT (6:00 pm) and 1800 GMT (9:00 pm), media outlets will only be able to publish official announcements about the elections issued by Supreme Election Council.