With Iran's 10th parliamentary election previously due to conclude at 6 p.m. local time (14:30 GMT), the voting time has been extended until 8 p.m. local time, the IRNA news agency reported.
The polling stations opened at 8 a.m. local time, with Iranians voting to elect a new Islamic Consultative Assembly consisting of 290 members who will be in power for four years.
With over 54 million Iranians eligible to cast their ballots, voters are choosing mainly between candidates from the Principlists Coalition electoral list, comprising various conservative political parties, and candidates from the Pervasive Coalition of Reformists, affiliated with the Iranian Reformists.
During Iran’s previous parliamentary elections in 2012, a total of 5,405 candidates were registered and over 3,300 of them were admitted to the elections. Around 8 percent of those elected into the parliament were women.