Voting started at 7 a.m. and formally ended at 5 p.m., though the electoral council has urged polls to stay open if there are nonetheless folks ready to solid their poll.

Every voting middle will make a last choice on when to shut. The electoral council is about to announce the primary outcomes three hours after the polls shut. The ultimate outcomes might take days to tabulate.

That timeline is topic to alter, nonetheless, if there are issues, like unrest.

With reminiscences of violence and political protests in the course of the 2017 elections nonetheless recent within the minds of many Hondurans, there’s widespread concern of unrest and additional political instability after the election, particularly if the preliminary outcomes are shut. Many companies are have shutting down as a precaution.

Polls have proven the race rising more and more tight, with either side sure of victory. That makes it unlikely that both will concede early, additional stoking fears of violence. The 2017 vote was additionally marred by inconsistencies, and the outcomes stay broadly questioned.

The nation has since enacted a number of electoral reforms, however critics say the adjustments have been inadequate.