Salvadorans started voting on Sunday to select the country's next president and vice president whose five-year term begins on June 1.
More than 4.22 million people have registered for Sunday's elections. Voting started at 7:00 a.m. local time (1300 GMT) at most of the 460 polling centers in the 14 departments of the country and will end late Sunday.
Four candidates are competing for the presidency. According to the latest opinion poll released by Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the main contenders are Rodrigo Avila from the ruling right wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), and Mauricio Funes from the left wing opposition party Farabundo Marti Front for the National Liberation (FMLN).