JAKARTA - Voting in the presidential and legislative elections in Indonesia began on Wednesday (April 17) at more than 800,000 polling stations across the country. Polls opened at 7am local time (8am Singapore time) and will close at 1pm. More than 192 million Indonesians are eligible to vote for their president and local representatives, and the General Elections Commission (KPU) is hoping for a high turn-out. The incumbent, President Joko Widodo, 57, who is seeking a second term in office, is expected to show up at his polling station at the State Administration Agency building in Central Jakarta later in the morning, while his 76 year-old running-mate Ma'ruf Amin will cast his vote in North Jakarta. Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto, 67, and his running mate Sandiaga Uno, 49, voted in West Java and South Jakarta respectively during the morning. Mr Prabowo, who is contesting the presidency against Mr Joko for the second time, voted at his polling … [Read more...] about Indonesia votes: Polls open with more than 192 million eligible to vote
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Amy Bartner Indianapolis Star Published 6:36 AM EST Nov 6, 2018 Follow along live as IndyStar journalists cover Election Day in Indiana from before the time the polls open at 6 a.m. through when they close at 6 p.m. and until all the results are counted. 6:30 a.m. update: Voter greeters. IndyStar reporter Vic Ryckaert, at a suburban precinct in Greenwood, Ind., had some company as he waited in a long, long line. 6:19 a.m. update: Long waits ahead. As polls are now open, some in town are looking at a long wait time ahead of them, like IndyStar sports reporter David Woods at his Brownsburg, Ind., precinct. Or IndyStar photographer Robert Scheer's polling place Downtown, where a shorter line — about 25 people were lined up 5:52 a.m. update: Many lined up in advance. Even before polls officially opened Tuesday, people took to social media to report the lines at their polling places. Corey Elliot said that when he arrived at Mount Pleasant Church in Greenwood at … [Read more...] about Indiana election 2018 live coverage: Polls open at 6 a.m.
U.S. 2018 Midterms After months of debate and millions spent in campaigning, the highly contested midterm elections are finally upon us. This year’s election cycle is expected to smash voter turnout records for a midterm year, as more than 30 million Americans have already cast early ballots. At least 28 states have already surpassed the amount of early voters who participated in the 2014 midterm elections. Although forecasters do not predict that overall turnout this November will be higher than 2016 levels. While voter registration has passed in a majority of states, a handful still allow people to register and vote on Election Day, including: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Here’s a list of when the polls open and close in each state (all times are local). Alabama: Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Alaska: Polls open at 7 … [Read more...] about When Do Polls Open and Close for Midterm Elections 2018? Times for Polling Locations in Every State
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By PTI DAMASCUS: Voting began across government-controlled parts of Syria on Sunday for the war-ravaged country's first local elections since 2011, state news agency SANA said. Polling booths opened at 7:00 am (local time) and are expected to stay open for 12 hours. "Voting centres opened for citizens to cast their ballots to elect their representatives in the local administrative councils," SANA reported. "More than 40,000 candidates are competing for 18,478 seats across all provinces," it said. Syrian state television broadcast footage of voters around Damascus and in the coastal government bastions of Tartus and Latakia dropping their ballots into plastic boxes as election officials looked on. Syrian troops now control around two-thirds of the country after scoring a series of military victories in recent months, including around Damascus and in the country's south. Voting was expected in some of the recaptured areas. The number of seats had slightly increased from the roughly … [Read more...] about Polls open in Syrian local elections: State media