Cubans are heading to the polls on Sunday to vote in a referendum on a draft constitution to update its 1976 charter on the heels of significant economic reforms on the island over the past several years.
The new constitution, that was approved in the National Assembly late last year after a popular consultation, enshrines private property and promotes foreign investment.
Eight million Cubans are eligible to vote on Sunday.
The polls opened 7:00 am (local time) and will close at 6:00 pm. More than 225,000 electoral authorities are overseeing the vote, while 200,000 students will steward the ballot boxes.
The electoral commission will release preliminary results in a press conference on Monday afternoon.