The five departments which had not already done so all voted to have departmental autonomy. Eleven municipalities voted to have indigenous autonomy, out of twelve holding such referendums. One province voted to have regional autonomy.
Under the new constitution all previous terms will not be considered for term limits and if any candidate fails to win over 50% of the vote and another candidate is within 10%, a second round will be held. It will be the first time that an incumbent President will run for reelection.
Polling prior to the election indicated that incumbent Evo Morales enjoyed a 55% approval rating, as well as an 18 point lead over his closest challenger Manfred Reyes Villa. As Morales was expected to cruise to reelection, the local press is reporting that Villa has already purchased an airplane ticket to the United States for the 7th (the day after the election).