People in Haiti are going to the polls, in an election delayed for more than a year amid allegations of fraud.
The Caribbean nation is voting for a new president and lawmakers in the hope of restoring constitutional order.
The results of the October 2015 vote were thrown out, creating a power vacuum when then-president Michel Martelly’s mandate expired in February.
Haiti has suffered from decades of corruption and, in recent years, a series of crippling natural disasters.
The most recent disaster, Hurricane Matthew, left hundreds of people dead, and destroyed thousands of homes.
Many are still living in temporary accommodation, including schools due to be used as polling stations on Sunday.
It has led to tensions between homeless families and the authorities, who want them to vacate so the vote can take place.
However, there is hope among Haitians that this election may kick-start the process of rebuilding the disaster-hit nation.
There are 27 presidential candidates to choose from, and the vote is being monitored by the United Nations.
“(I want) for everyone to come together, for the country to be rebuilt,” Judeline Hubert, a 23-year-old nursing student from the south-western port of Les Cayes, told Reuters.
The new president is expected to take over from Jocelerme Privert, the interim president, in February, following a possible second-round vote between the top two candidates in January.