Unlike other major events taking place in Armenia, bloggers were surprisingly passive on the election day: Kornelij Glas, Echannel Blogs and Tirami su (all the lovely photos used in this post are hers) were the first to break the silence. Echannel Blogs was by far the most active, however, as I’m directly involved in it, I’ll avoid mentioning this blog any further. Following the post about on-line resources providing real-time information about the elections, Kornelij Glas posted on his own election:
Went to the elections, put some smilies, because there was no point for voting ‘against all’.
Had to wait about 10 minutes in the queue before voting. The ballot boxes were half full. Everything quiet and peaceful. Its always like this in our district – this is after all the very center of the city.
Following this post the blogger went on posting links to sources reporting on electoral fraud, and concluded his day of blogging with announcing the conclusion of the first day, with 59% of voters taking part in the elections. Considering speculations of voter apathy and predictions of low voter turnout voiced by various experts throughout the pre-elections campaign, this looks like a major activity.
Notes From Hairenik was “Running around on eleciton day“, which was followed by an elections update with figures as of 8:00 pm:
I just came back home from a day roaming between polling stations throughout Yerevan for the National Assembly (Parliament) elections.
There were anywhere between 1400 and 1900 registered voters in the locations I went to, and a list of all voters was placed somewhere in the school lobby usually on the walls to ensure that people can read them easily, with the exception of the Noragavit polling station, where the list was posted on the school lobby window, but to enter the lobby you had to climb about 12 stairs and thus trying to read the list from the sidewalk was impossible…
For the most part I did not notice anything unusual at any of the places that I visited.  There was one incident in Noragavit whereby a photojournalist’s credentials were refused by local election officials and he was temporarily unable to work until a phone call to the Central Election Commission main office was made to straighten the situation out. And people waiting to register themselves and receive ballots were also generally disorderly there, sometimes shouting, with no obvious voters’ line. In each of the stations two ballot boxes were in plain view side by side. Each voter who registered his or her passport number with the election officials was given two ballots—one for the majoritarian list and the other for the proportional candidates. The voters then had to insert the ballots in their respective envelopes, then they carried them to the ballot boxes, where they were stamped by an official and inserted into the respective container.
There are some reports of alleged funny business as well as fights breaking out at polling stations. But nothing can be proved as of yet, with the exception of the situation I personally witnessed in Noragavit…
Having just come back from voting, Narjan urges everybody to “hear him loud and clear” – and go to the polling stations and vote, because “this government and this situation are not eternal”.
As of 18:00, May 12th Aramazd is making some observations (the original post is in English, so for the full-subjective text of observations Aramazd please visit his blog):
1. People are really active: I guess around 20:00 the actual percentage will reach 80%. 
2. The opposition parties, both the “so called” ones, as well as the real ones, are very poorly organized in their efforts to monitor the electons process. The best among the parties are: Heritage and Impeachment.
3. Heritage party and Impeachment bloc are the leaders of the voting in Yerevan, according to an exit poll conducted by Radio Hai through SMS.
4. So far, so good…
Speaking of the Radio “Hay” radiostation’s SMS voting also mentioned above ALS Movement is spreading misleading information (although Kronstadt is honest in specifying how exactly he counts the votes by adding the “Republic” party and “New Times” party votes to those of Impeachment :)), , saying that “Impeachment” block won it with 137 votes, with “”Haritage” coming second with 127. This SMS poll of course cannot be considered as indicative of the real elections.