"That's despite growing political chaos, organizational troubles and the prospect of a low turnout," the officials noted, Euronews reported.
They stressed that many diplomats thought the election would take months of preparation, but the election commission decided on a quick vote.
Dr. Jamal Boukran, Head of Election Commission in Benghazi said, "Regarding security, Benghazi has special circumstances and is in a difficult phase."
He noted the joint security committee was responsible for securing the process. "It's been working with the Election Commission and even delivered the maps which show the distribution of the polling stations. They have promised to secure 182 polling stations as well as the roads and the warehouses."
Legal experts have yet to finish working out a new constitution for the post-Gaddafi political system.
Western diplomats hope the vote will ease tensions, but some fear it could produce another interim assembly