Voting has opened on a low note in Mansa with no queues seen in polling stations in the two constituencies in the district.
A check by ZANIS in several polling stations this morning found that only a few people had voted around 09 hours.
At Chitamba Secondary School Polling Station in Mansa Central Constituency only 50 people had voted out of 1,394 registered voters at the polling station.
The Presiding Officer Mary Mutambo attributed the low turn out to the rains being experienced in the morning and was hopeful that as the day progresses more people will turn up to cast their votes.
At Kaole Primary School Polling Station in Bahati Constituency the situation was the same as only 90 voters out of 1, 416 registered voters at the polling station had cast their votes.
Kaole Primary School Polling Station Presiding Officer at Monta Chaabu said although few people had voted they were still trooping in consistently to cast their votes.
Mr Chaabu expressed optimism that the number of people casting their votes will increase as the day progresses.