BEIRUT — As the first wave of voters headed to the polls around Lebanon beginning at 7 a.m., the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections noted a number of violations at voting centers.
Here’s what we know:
• LADE noted that supplies, including pens, and — crucially — ballot slips, are missing in many polling stations.
• The opening of some centers was delayed.
• Some media that had obtained permits to cover the polling were denied access to the voting centers.
• L’Orient Today’s correspondents also reported some altercations and issues in voting centers, including in Jdeideh (Jouma), in Akkar, where a delegate for one of the candidate lists entered a voting station on the pretext of helping a voter fill out her ballot because she was “illiterate.” The head of the polling station objected and asked police to remove him.