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Venezuela's Electoral Council Says 100% of Voting Booths are Open

The vice president of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), Sandra Oblitas, announced Sunday that 100 percent of the more than 39,000 voting booths throughout the country are now open.

Speaking at the Venezuelan Women’s Association in the capital city of Caracas, where 1,514 were expected to turn out to vote, Oblitas said that Venezuelans have been going to the polls since very early this morning in an environment of peace and tranquility.

She added that so far there are no reports of problems with the electoral materials.

Oblitas called on the people to vote, saying: “This is a very simple process. The horseshoe [layout] permits a constant flow of voters through the voting booths.”

There are a total of 39,018 voting booths available to Venezuelan voters today, which are being staffed by 506,141 members chosen randomly by the CNE.

AVN/ Press Office of the Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / October 7, 2012

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