Kerala registered 76% voter turnout on Thursday when all 20 seats of the state went to polls.
The high turnout — 3% more that what was recorded in 2009 — was in line with Kerala's tradition. The state has 2.42 crore voters.
Apart from stray incidents, polling was peaceful throughout the state.
The maximum turnout was in Kannur, while the lowest was in Thiruvananthapuram.
Prominent candidates in the fray were Shashi Tharoor (minister of state for HRD), Congress spokesperson PC Chacko and E Ahmed (minister of state for external affairs), and CPI(M) politburo member MA Baby.
Defence minister AK Antony and Shashi Tharoor cast their votes in Thiruvananthapuram, chief minister Ooomen Chandy in his home town Kottayam. Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan exercised his franchise in his home village Alapuzha.
After casting his vote, Antony said the UDF would secure at least one seat more than 2009 tally.
CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan claimed the Congress would be decimated in the elections.
Polling in other states: