Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been keen to show that his country has turned a corner with this vote.
Whereas in the past, election observers from some parts of the world were not welcome, they’ve come in large numbers for this vote.
For the first time in 16 years, EU and US observers have been allowed to monitor the vote.
There are also observers from the African Union, the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) and Zimbabwean NGOs.
They’re all there to ensure the vote goes smoothly.
The BBC’s Fergal Keane met one observer who’s come home from exile:
Voter turnout is high and 90% of polling stations opened on time, head of Zimbabwe’s electoral commission Priscilla Chigumba told journalists.
Meanwhile, photos are being shared on social media of former President Robert Mugabe casting his vote in Harare’s Highfields neighbourhood, alongside his wife Grace.
One journalist has tweeted that this is the “first time” in Mr Mugabe’s 94 years that he has voted for “someone other than himself for president”.

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