Roughly 37.5 million Spaniards are invited to vote on Sunday to choose 350 seats in Congress and 208 in the Senate from among 1,093 approved candidates.
Election day is proceeding normally and “without relevant incidents” at the security level throughout the province, according to the authorities.
The polling stations, equipped in many cases with fans and thousands of bottles of water, to withstand the scorching temperatures, opened their doors on schedule, at 9 a.m., for the 16th election of Curtis General.
It is the first election called in July, and has been scheduled since the formation of the tables, with thousands of people exempted from paying leave before the call, due to the logistics of the premises.
The expectation of high temperatures and the presence of many schools without air conditioning prompted municipalities to purchase fans to reduce the work day of electoral committee members.
Municipal councils such as Córdoba or San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid) also decided to install additional cooling devices, while in Murcia, for example, they chose to look for alternative polling stations.
Many voters will also open their buildings because many schools are under construction, because it’s summer.
They will close at 8:00 p.m., although from then on those in the building or in line can cast their ballots at the polls.