Updated at 10:15 p.m. EDT, May 1, 2014
Iraqis went to the polls today. Increased security seemed to have the effect wanted, as there were fewer reported casualties than in recent days. Security officials, however, admitted there were at least 50 attacks today on polling stations. In those attacks and others, at least 34 people were killed and 88 more were wounded.
Despite ongoing violence, many in Anbar were able to participate in the election. No polling stations were set up in Falluja, however, and few were open in Ramadi.
An ISIL/DAASH leader was killed in al-Sajar.
Two people were killed and three more were wounded when a shell struck a polling station in Albu Farraj.
A bomb near a Kubaisa poll center wounded two soldiers.
In Falluja, two people were killed and 15 more were wounded during shelling.
In Mosul, security forces shot killed a suicide bomber. A bomb wounded three people at a polling station. Another bomb at a separate station wounded two people. A bomb wounded two people at a checkpoint. At least two more suicide bombers were killed. A bomb wounded three security personnel.
A bomb killed one person and wounded two more in Adhaim.
Six people were wounded during a quarrel between rival political supporters in Samawa.
Another political quarrel left three wounded in Basra.
In Tuz Khormato, a policeman and a child were wounded in a blast near a poll center.