Voters in Sabah will determine if incumbent Chief Minister Shafie Apdal and his Warisan Plus alliance will retain power or a new state government will take over.
They began queueing up as early as 7am as election officials guide them through the voting process.
Outside the polling station, voters are seen being ferried in from their villages.
They go through screening measures for Covid-19 before being allowed to enter the polling centres.
With 73 seats up for grabs - up from 60 in the last election - voters can choose to support the Warisan Plus coalition, which is made up of Warisan, DAP, PKR, Amanah and United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko), or the new Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) comprising of Perikatan Nasional (PN), BN and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).