Voting begins at 8 am across Maldives and the eight polling stations abroad and will close at 4 pm.
Maldives Parliamentary Elections 2019, which has 386 candidates contesting for 87 seats at the Parliament. 501 ballot boxes are being used in the parliamentary elections; 493 of which are in polling stations in Maldives and eight of which are in polling stations opened outside the country. 264,442 Maldivians have the right to vote in this Saturday’s election.
President of EC, Ahmed Shareef says there’s a possibility the results will be announced later than the presidential elections of 2018 as officials will need more time to sort out the ballots cast by voters to ballot boxes which serve multiple constituencies.
— Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (@maumoonagayoom) April 6, 2019
Total 66,672 people have voted in the election.
Voting status pic.twitter.com/J10WfC9LTF
— Ahmed Shareef (@ShareefRangondi) April 6, 2019
Vice President Faisal Naseem has cast his vote .
— Abdulla Shahid 🎈 (@abdulla_shahid) April 6, 2019
Today, people of #Maldives exercise their democratic right to #vote for the 2019 parliamentary #elections.#Commonwealth observers are on the ground at various atolls to watch how the elections are being carried out.
— The Commonwealth (@commonwealthsec) April 6, 2019
71,842 citizens have cast their vote by noon. They include 40,417 men and 31,425 women. 264,442 citizens have the right to vote in this Saturday’s election. 27.8 percent have already cast their vote.