The turnout in elections for a new Famagusta mayor to succeed Alexis Galanos who died suddenly while on holiday in Greece last month stood at 15.9% at noon when the polls closed for a one hour break.
Deputy returning office Yiorgos Chrysafinis said that voting was going smoothly.
Election centres opened at 7 am and will close at 7 pm with a one hour break from 12 noon to 1 pm.
There are a total of 31,589 voters and five candidates.
Results are expected at around 8 pm.