They are part of essential service providers that are globally allowed to conduct their affairs during polls.

But it seems those opposed to the vote, took aim at these innocent people.

A nurse was shot dead while queuing to vote in the capital, Caracas.

Men on motorbikes opened fire, killing 61-year-old Xiomara Soledad Scott, and wounding three others.

The opposition blamed a "paramilitary" gang for the shooting, which prosecutors said they would investigate.

Separately, journalist Luis Olavarrieta was kidnapped, robbed and beaten by a group, but managed to escape.

Independent monitors suggest that the result shows people's rage at the government's proposed constititional amendment.

Venezuela remains polarised between supporters of President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition, which wants fresh elections.

More than 100 people have died in clashes and protests in Venezuela since April.