Iraq holds first parliamentary election since ISIS driven out of country

The elections are the first since ISIS was driven out of the country.

There are an estimated 24,349,357 people eligible to vote in elections for the Council of Representatives of Iraq, in what There are 8,959 electoral districts and 55,232 polling stations.

A car ban was imposed starting at midnight to protect voting locations from bombings but was later partially lifted.

Elections started at 7 a.m. local time in Baghdad and will end at 6 p.m., which is 11 a.m. Eastern time.