Marshall Islanders go to polls

1:13 pm on 16 November 2015

Marshall Islanders go to the polls today, with some predicting a huge offshore vote may influence the elections.

In 2011 offshore voting from America overturned the results of the domestic vote for three candidates, with emigration to the US increasing in recent years.

General elections are held every four years for seats in the 33-member legislature.

With postal votes not counted until two weeks after election day, results won't be known before the first week of December.

Marshall Islands voters went to the polls Monday to elect national and local leaders. In Majuro, thousands of voters got out to cast their votes early, with many of the polling stations busy from 7am opening time

Marshall Islands voters went to the polls on Monday to elect national and local leaders Photo: RNZI GIff Johnson