Turnout in Poland's European election at 32.51 pct by 5 p.m.

State Electoral Commission conference on voter turnout and the voting process. Paweł Supernak/PAP

The turnout in the Sunday European elections amounted to 32.51 percent by 5 p.m., the State Electoral Commission announced during a press conference at 6:30 p.m.

Voter turnout during EP elections held five years ago amounted to 16.91 percent at 5:30 p.m.

The highest turnout recorded was so far has been recorded in the Małopolskie province (south-east Poland) - 35.8 percent, ahead of the Mazowieckie province (central Poland) - 35.33 percent.

European elections started in Poland at 7:00 a.m. Polling stations will close at 9:00 p.m.

The number of Poles eligible to vote on Sunday amounts to 29,752,034 people.