Work of polling stations in Iran may be extended

Work of polling stations in Iran may be extended

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli asked voters not to delay going to polling stations to cast their ballots in the 12th presidential election, saying the rules allow for voting to be extended until midnight at most.

Fazli said it is still not clear how long the voting would be extended, and recommended people to vote as soon as possible.

As many as 63,429 polling stations across Iran opened this morning for the 12th presidential election, the 5th City and Village Councils elections, and the Parliament’s midterm election, Tasnim reported.

Authorities say the number of eligible voters stands at above 56,400,000, more than 1,350,000 of whom are allowed to vote for the first time.

A run-off would be held a week later if none of the candidates wins a majority, which is at least 50 percent plus one vote.