The House of Assembly election in some areas in Anambra State witnessed early arrival of materials and INEC personnel in most polling units monitored by Radio Nigeria.
However, poor network availability and malfunctioning of the smart card readers led to late commencement of voting in some of the units.
There was also presence of security personnel and election observers in most of the units.
At Ogbugbankwa Unit 011 in Awka Ward 6 Amikwo materials and personnel arrived at 6.30am but voting had not started by 8.50am due to the malfunctioning of the card reader.
Lady Oby Chinweze who was anxiously waiting to vote, regretted the card reader problem but expressed the hope that the problem would be corrected to enable people vote.
The card readers in unit 012 and the voting point at Ogbugbankwa were perfectly working as voting was going around 8.30am.
At the three polling units in Eke Market Square, Amawbia voting was going on around 9.15am when Radio Nigeria arrived.
Miss Chinweoke Nweke said the system was working well after casting her vote around 9.10am.
Chief Tony Olih who voted at Otuocha Ward One, Ugwunduka unit 001 noted that card reader problem delayed voting before it was rectified.
Also, the Deputy President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Comrade Innocent Nduanya stressed that the election was a great improvement on the earlier Persidential and National Assemly polls conducted by INEC.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Works, Mr Marcel Ifejiofor who spoke after voting at Mgboko polling unit 007, Igboezunu- Aguleri Ward One appreciated INEC for putting measures in place to overcome logistical challenges.
An election observer, Miss Ebele Nnebo said the proc was transparent.