Slovakia elects its representatives for the national parliament for the eighth time since becoming independent.
Nearly 6,000 polling stations opened at 7:00 and will close at 22:00.
An accident happened in Veľký Krtíš (Banská Bystrica Region) shortly before the opening. One committee member went to the toilet, where she fainted. The doctor who was called to the scene later confirmed her death, Marián Siekela of the district office in Veľký Krtíš reported.
The case is currently being investigated by the police, the TASR newswire reported.
A pensioner died in the polling station in Banská Bystrica. As a result, the polling station will now close at 22:30.
Meanwhile, moratorium has been extended to 23:00.
The polling stations will close later also in the village of Nižná Myšľa in the district of Košice-Okolie (at 22:15) and the villages of Krškany and Maláš in the Levice district (at 22:30), the Sme daily reported.