Thiruvananthapuram: In a first, a Kerala governor on Monday cast his vote in the ongoing state legislative assembly elections.

“This is the first time that a Kerala governor has cast his vote. As the first citizen, I have a duty to perform and I voted today. I request everyone to cast their vote,” said Kerala Governor P Sathasivam soon after casting his vote at a booth located near his official residence in the capital city.

Sathasivam a former chief justice of the Supreme Court, arrived at the booth at 8.30 am along with his wife.

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Sathasivam had first registered himself as a voter earlier this month.

Thiruvananthapuram district collector Biju Prabahakar handed him the voters slip.

Polling began across the state at 7.00 am to elect 140 new legislators to the 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly.

Voting will end at 6.00 pm.

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