Gambians have begun voting for members of their one-chamber parliament in the the first polls since Yahya Jammeh left power after more than 22 years.
Under Mr Jammeh, the National Assembly was frequently ignored as the president enacted executive decrees without consultation.
Expectations are high that under the new president, Adama Barrow, parliament will play a key part in lawmaking.
Mr Barrow has pledged to carry out political, security and media reforms.
A coalition of seven parties that supported Mr Barrow during last year's presidential election has collapsed, with candidates from each now competing against each other.
The party that supported Yahya Jammeh, the APRC, is also taking part.
One of those helping to organise the poll has been tweeting from the capital Banjul:
The US ambassador to The Gambia herself, Patricia Alsup (pictured below holding clipboard) appears to be among the observers: