Dominicans go to the poll today to elect a new government to run the affairs of the country for the next five years.
Some 72,486 voters are eligible to cast their ballots, according to the Electoral Commission.
Two political parties, the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the United Workers Party (UWP), are contesting the election.
Both parties are fielding full slates of 21 candidates.
The incumbent prime minister is Roosevelt Skerrit of the DLP, who campaigned using the slogans of “Labour Ka Twavay” and “Leadership is everything.”
He has been prime minister of Dominica since 2004.
Skerrit is facing first timer, Lennox Linton, of the UWP whose used the slogan “Change is a must.”
Both parties ended their campaigns before midnight on Sunday with motorcades culminating at Castle Bruce for the DLP while UWP supporters gathered at Bath Estate.
Polls opened at 7:00 am and are expected to close by 5:00 pm.
There are 250 polling stations across the island.
An Organization of American States (OAS) observer mission is here to monitor the election.