In Lusaka’s Kabwata residential area, long queues had started lining up as early as 04 to try and vote first.
Most polls opened at 06 hours sharp.
It is not yet clear if this high turnout will be sustained or people want to vote first and fast then go home for fear of violence as it has been rumoured.
More than five million people registered to vote into day’s polls. The voting will go on for 12 hours and stop at 18 hours. The winner of the presidency will be expected to be sworn in 24 hours after being declared so by the Chief Justice.
There are more than 6,400 polling stations across the country.