Voting in some areas of eastern Ukraine was difficult or altogether stifled, but no major security issues were reported early Sunday as president Petro Poroshenko's pro-Western party was expected to win a majority of seats.
VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky travels around Eastern Ukraine to gauge the vibe before voting begins today.
Here's a look some of the most colorful candidates and their chances at the presidency.
It's hard to pick a new president when parts of your country are consumed by violence and you've got Russia looming over the border.
Whoever will win Ukraine's upcoming election will take on a country suffering the consequences of years of corruption and mismanagement.