In the United States, polling places in Washington DC and New York, New York closed at 8 p.m. EST. In Houston, Texas, Russian citizens have one more hour to cast their ballots, while in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, polling stations will stay open for two more hours.
Eight candidates are running for president in the 2018 election. They are Sergei Baburin of the All-People's Union, Pavel Grudinin of the Communist Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky of the Liberal Democratic Party, Ksenia Sobchak of the Civil Initiative party, Maxim Suraykin of the Communists of Russia, Grigory Yavlinsky of the Yabloko Party, and business ombudsman Boris Titov. Incumbent President Vladimir Putin is running as an independent.