Polling stations in Kuwait's five constituencies closed doors at 8:00 pm (1700 GMT) on Saturday after Kuwaitis cast their votes in the National Assembly (parliament) elections for the 15th Legislative Term.
Voters inside the polling centers, who entered ahead of the closing time, will cast their ballots, but no more ones are allowed in. The polling centers opened their doors at 8:00 in the morning for 483,186 eligible voters to elect 50 members for the new parliament.
Some 293 candidates, among them 14 women, are vying for parliamentary seats.
Sorting out the votes kicks off as soon as voting ends, then initial results for each constituency will be announced, and later final results. As per Law 20/2012, the first 10 candidates with most votes will win a seat in parliament in each constituency. A voter only casts his/her vote for one candidate per the constituency where one is registered.
The former parliament was dissolved by an Amiri Decree October 16.