Count staff open ballot boxes and throw empties on to a pile during the London Mayoral and Assembly election count at Kensington Olympia in London, England. This is the fifth mayoral election since the position was created in 2000
‘I voted’ stickers are handed out to voters after they cast their ballots during the Maryland presidential primary election at Skyline Elementary School in Suitland, Maryland
Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France
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Virginia residents wait in line in the pre-dawn hours to vote in the Virginia primary at a historic property called the Hunter House at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia, USA
Iranian women stand in line at a polling station during the parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections in Qom, Iran
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Supporters of US Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump at a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Ugandans queue to cast their vote in presidential and parliamentary polls in Kampala
A resident, right, hands an election official a Republican ballot at the town hall polling site during the New Hampshire presidential primary election in Harts Location, New Hampshire, U.S., on Tuesday. According to the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office, the state has 383,834 voters who haven’t declared a party affiliation, compared to 260,896 registered Republicans and 229,202 Democrats.
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Ushers empty ballot boxes during an election meeting of the Swiss Federal assembly at the House of Parliament in Bern. Swiss lawmakers are due to elect a new federal government, with the populist right-wing, anti-immigrant Swiss People’s Party expected to secure a second post after triumphing in the parliamentary polls
An Egyptian boy watches his father mark his ballot during the final day of the first round of the Egyptian parliamentary elections, at a polling station in Alexandria, Egypt yesterday. Egyptian authorities have given government workers a half-day off Monday in an attempt to bolster low turnout in the country’s parliamentary election. The government has not released turnout figures for voting on Sunday.
Nuns leave a polling station after voting in London as Britain holds a general election. Polls opened today in Britain’s closest general election for decades with voters deciding between the Conservative party, headed by prime minister David Cameron; the Labour party, headed by Ed Miliband and a host of smaller parties.
First minister Alex Salmond gives the thumbs up after voting in the Scottish referendum in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Almost 4.3m people have registered to vote across 32 different localities, making it the largest-ever recorded electorate in Scotland. Turnout is expected to be high.
Papuan tribesmen in traditional costume sport a banner bearing the portrait of presidential candidate Joko Widodo and running mate Jusuf Kalla as they arrive to vote centre in Jayapura, Indonesia on Wednesday. There is a growing movement to end Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua
A Border Police officer stands guard as Indians wait in line to vote at a polling station in Varanasi, India. Indians voted in the ninth and final phase of elections Monday. Counting will be on May 16
Supporters of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate and chief minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat Narendra Modi wave as he arrives to file his election nomination papers in Varanasi.
Women cast their vote during the sixth phase of polling of the Indian parliamentary elections at a village near Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan state, India
Indian policemen sit in the shade outside a polling station in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country’s weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of India‘s marginalized and poor
Italy’s Member of the European Parliament Licia Ronzulli takes her daughter Vittoria to a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
A voter waits to cast his ballot in the presidential election in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo, the first such poll since a military-backed coup in 2009
A girl walks past campaign posters on the windows of a mud brick house in Gao, Mali, on Thursday. Mali’s presidential election is going ahead on Sunday despite logistical and technical lapses, including a voter roll that does not contain the names of tens of thousands of registered voters.