Milenge District in Luapula Province began voting at 06:00 hours, according to Milenge District Electoral Officer Dewine Kaoma, with all 46 polling locations in the 15 wards open.
ZANIS discovered lengthy lines of voters queuing to vote at Milenge Primary School Polling Station before the polls began.
Over 1000 individuals had voted by 13:00 p.m. at the Milenge Primary School polling booth.
Meanwhile, voter turnout at some polling places, such as Katena Primary School, was poor, with only 50 people voting by 08:00 a.m.
Judith Chibuye, a youth, described the atmosphere as peaceful.
“The voting process is smooth and the environment is peaceful so far. I am urging those who are yet to vote to come through and choose leaders of their choice,” she said.