Voters have started queuing at polling stations in Lesotho to be on time for the opening at 7am.
More than 1.2 million voters are expected to cast their ballots in nearly 3 000 voting stations around the country.
The weather bureau has allayed fears that snow could delay voting in the highlands.
The capital of Lesotho, Maseru, was quiet on Friday as voters used the public holiday to travel to their homes to vote.
It is cold morning, but mild by Lesotho winter standards. The IEC had said should snow prevent people from going to voting stations, elections in those areas would be postponed, but it looks like this won’t be necessary.
Voters have been urged to dress warm as mornings and evenings are usually cold.
Frozen indelible ink delayed the opening of voting stations during advance voting, but when the sun comes all is expected to go on as normal.
– By Nthakoana Ngatane