Voters go to the polls for the General Election 2017

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Voters go to the polls for the General Election 2017Voting got underway at 7.00am this morning in the 12th General Election since Independence, with over 300,000 potential voters having until 10.00pm this evening to cast their vote.

884 people did not collect their voting document in Gozo. However, the general elections in Malta are known for their high attendance.

The Electoral Commission has advised that the use of mobile phones, cameras and photographic equipment in polling places is prohibited. Anyone found contravening this regulation will have his/her equipment confiscated.

The polling stations close at 10pm and the votes are immediately taken to the Naxxar counting hall, where counting will start at 10am on Sunday morning. An indication of the result of the election is not expected until around noon tomorrow.

The longest legislature in Malta lasted for a total of 2,240 days between 1939 and 1945, while the shortest legislature lasted for a total of 173 days between 1950 and 1951.

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