Voting is underway in Mpongwe by-election with polling stations having opened at 06:00 hours.
Watchdog reporters on the ground say so far the process is slow but expect it to improve later in the day.
One polling station visited indicate that only 50 people turned out to vote out of 600 registered.
Five candidates are vying for the seat and these include the Patriotic Front’s (PF) Gabriel Namulambe, The Movement for Muitiparty Democracy (MMD) Miniver Mutesa, United Party for National Development (UPND) Rabson Chilufya, United National Independent Party (UNIP) Kenneth Kuveya, and National Restoration Party’s (NAREP) Reagan Ndhlovu.
Voting is expected to close at 18:00 hours.
There is no election activity in Livingstone where the Electoral Commission of Zambia cancelled the elections due to violence that led to the death of a PF cadre in the area.