Assembly elections in Kerala ended on a peaceful note Wednesday with 74.6 percent of the 22 million electorate voting for a new house and both the rival fronts claiming that victory would be theirs.
Kannur district recorded the highest turnout of 80.30 percent, closely followed by Kozhikode with 80.20 percent, while Thiruvananthapuram recorded the lowest turnout at 68.30 percent.
In the last general elections in May 2009, the turnout was 73.37 percent.
Image: A polling official marking the fingers of Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan and his wife Vasumathi as they arrive at a polling booth to cast their vote during assembly elections in Alappuzhza on April 13, 2011. (Photographs copyright PTI)