President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, says that 100% of the country's polling stations have been opened and that any complaints received during the process have been investigated and addressed.
"We are following up closely with all the electoral centers (in Venezuela) to guarantee that all electoral protocols are followed," Lucena said while addressing members of the local press shortly after midday.
Lucena also urged all candidate to report any complaints directly to the CNE, rather than news outlets, since this is the only way the electoral body could react promptly.
"All candidates and their campaign chiefs have a direct line of communication with (the CNE). Any complaint should come to the CNE so it can be corrected," she said.
"For example, we had a complaint that there was a red mark on the door of a polling station that went viral on social media but when we went to check the situation it wasn't there. The photos were presumably from an internal party vote or a simulation before the elections," she explained.
Lucena also spoke about a complaint with regards to assisted voting in the municipality of San Francisco, Zulia state.
"A person with a disability or older adults are allowed to be accompanied by someone they trust," Lucena explained and stressed that "in all cases, we have taken the corrections whenever necessary."
The president of the CNE also rejected domestic and foreign attempts to interfere and sabotage the country's electoral process stating that all efforts have been made for them to be free and fair.