Weather warnings are in place for the whole of Fiji as more than 550,000 voters make their way to the polling booths.
It is a public holiday in Fiji, which is going to the polls for just the second time in 12 years.
Voters have a choice of 233 candidates, from six political parties, vying for 51 seats.
Voters have been urged to double check where they are due to vote or risk being turned away.
Two-thousand police have been deployed and the military is on stand-by.
The police chief is warning rumour-mongers not to create unnecessary fear.
He said some people have already been taken in for questioning over disrupting the polls.