Venezuelan National Electoral Council, CNE, official Tania D'Amelio has announced that 99.98 percent of polling stations have been successfully installed for regional elections on Sunday.
Mayors for 335 municipalities throughout the country and a governor for Zulia state will be elected.
D'Amelio detailed the remaining polling stations that are set to be installed: two in the municipality of Masparrito Barinas, three in the municipality of Maroa and one in the municipality Alto Orinoco of the Amazonas state. She added that voters will be able to cast their ballots in centers nearby their homes and not at those that had been relocated in the previous elections, due to right-wing violence that flared during the opposition protests.
During the July 30 National Constituent Assembly, ANC, elections, the CNE decided to change the voting locations of some voters to prevent acts of violence by sectors of the Venezuelan right. These changes were maintained for the governors' elections on Oct. 15. Now, the electors will exercise their right to suffrage near their homes.
International observers have arrived in Venezuela and are overseeing the final installation of tables and electoral machines throughout Saturday.
Sunday marks Venezuela's third election in less than six months and the 23rd in the last 18 years.