Voting in the Masaiti Parliamentary by-election in the early hours of the day experienced heavy rains.
A check by ZANIS at some polling stations in the district however found the voter turnout fair at most stations despite the heavy down pour.
A check at selected polling stations revealed that by 10:18 hours today, 140 people had already cast their vote at Fiwale polling station out of a total of about 1000 registered voters, while more than 100 people had cast their vote at Mikula polling station out of the 814 registered voters by 10:24 hours.
And by 10:44 hours, about 130 people had cast their vote at Kabwata polling station out of 777 registered voters.
Meanwhile, 150 out of the 750 registered voters had cast their vote by 11:00 hours at Chankute polling station, while 87 out of the 510 registered voters had voted by 11:18 hours at Kaunga polling station.
By 11:52 hours, 150 out of the 689 registered voters had cast their vote at Mishikishi polling station, while 56 out of the 800 registered voters had cast their vote at Fifungo polling station by 12:22.
And 55 out of the 613 registered voters had cast their vote at Chafunta polling station by 12:40 hours.
Voting at all the checked polling stations opened at exactly 06: hours and is expected to close at 18:00 hours.