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The Latest: Ecuadoreans choosing president in close race

  • Guillermo Lasso, presidential candidate for the CREO political party greets the press before he casts his ballot during presidential election in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Sunday, April 2, 2017. (AP Photo/ Jose Sanchez).

    Guillermo Lasso, presidential candidate for the CREO political party greets the press before he casts his ballot during presidential election in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Sunday, April 2, 2017. (AP Photo/ Jose Sanchez).  (The Associated Press)

  • Lenin Moreno, presidential candidate for the party Alianza PAIS, sitting in a wheelchair, casts his vote during a presidential runoff election, in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Polls showed a neck-and-neck vote between President Rafael Correa's hand-picked successor, Lenin Moreno, and conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Lenin Moreno, presidential candidate for the party Alianza PAIS, sitting in a wheelchair, casts his vote during a presidential runoff election, in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Polls showed a neck-and-neck vote between President Rafael Correa's hand-picked successor, Lenin Moreno, and conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alianza PAIS's presidential candidate Lenin Moreno, left, and his running mate Jorge Glas smile end of the day of the presidential election, in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Ecuador went to the polls in a second round presidential elections. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Alianza PAIS's presidential candidate Lenin Moreno, left, and his running mate Jorge Glas smile end of the day of the presidential election, in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Ecuador went to the polls in a second round presidential elections. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on Ecuador's presidential election (all times local):

3 p.m.

Ecuador's presidential vote is expected to be a close race that could either further tilt Latin America toward the right after several conservative election victories or reinforce President Rafael Correa's "Citizens' Revolution."

Polls leading up to Sunday's contest have shown a neck-and-neck vote between Correa's hand-picked successor Lenin Moreno and conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso.

Correa has urged voters to pick the candidate who will continue his policies in support of the poor. The opposition candidate is promising to deliver a well-needed jolt to the nation's beleaguered economy.