For the first time in the country’s history, Saudi Arabia has opened its ballots to women.
In the historic election, which took place at the weekend, 130,000 women registered to vote and 978 ran as candidates.
At least 20 women won municipal council seats across the country, according to the AP.
Since the historic election took place, women in Saudi Arabia have been sharing photos of themselves voting for the first time.
Many women across the country tweeted photos of themselves outside the voting room, saying it was their "right to vote."
The women who were elected are being praised by supporters in the country for making history.
Women first began registering to vote in August, but the ruling to allow women to vote was first announced by King Abdullah in 2011.
On voting day, some filmed themselves at polling stations and wished good luck to those running as candidates.
Emoji-filled tweets showed the joy many felt after they cast their votes.
Saudi Arabia's record on women’s rights has been ranked as one of the worst in the world by the U.N. – but that didn't stop women taking selfies to celebrate the day.
Photos of women smiling while placing their vote in ballot boxes were shared widely on Twitter by those living in Saudi Arabia and abroad.
Some women decided to take their children along to the polling locations so they could witness the historic moment.
Women of all ages were snapped casting their vote.
Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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