Palestinians were voting in their first parliamentary elections for a decade.
Nearly 1.5m Palestinians were eligible to vote at about 1,000 centres in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Here one of those voters searches for his name on an electoral list.
Just 6,300 of the 100,000 Palestinians eligible to vote in East Jerusalem were allowed to cast their vote in the city.
The militant Islamic group Hamas was fielding candidates for the first time, and polls suggest they could do well.
Former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn are leading a delegation of 80 international observers from 22 countries.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was among those casting their vote in Ramallah.
In Gaza City voting got off to a brisk start, with schools among the facilities being used as polling stations.