Iran’s National Elections office says polling stations closed at 11 PM and the vote count has already begun for the presidential and municipal elections held simultaneously across the country today, June 14.

The elections body added that all people present at the stations at 11 PM would have been directed to enter the building and all doors were then closed.

The head of National Elections assured the public that all people present at the polling stations at 11 PM would get a chance to cast their votes.

The polls opened at 8 AM this morning, and while they were scheduled to close at 6 PM, long lineups led th officials to extend the hours twice.

The National Elections office has assured the public that it intends to make all efforts to announce the results sooner than it has in the past.