Voting to Karnataka Legislative Council from South West Graduates' and Teachers' Constituencies went off peacefully in Dakshina Kannada on Sunday.

In all, 53.31 per cent voting was recorded in Dakshina Kannada in election under South West Graduates' Constituency and 57.47 per cent polling was recorded in the district under South West Teachers' Constituency.

Of the 11,859 voters under the graduates' constituency in the district, 6,322 voters exercised their franchise. Of them, 3,732 voters were men (total 6,331) and 2,590 voters were women (total 5,528).

Of 4,902 voters under the teachers' constituency in the district, 2,817 voters voted. Of them 1,588 were men (total 2,529) and 1,229 (total 2,373) were women.

Ganesh Karnik, MLC, who was seeking re-election to the council from South West Teachers' Constituency for the second time, cast his franchise at a booth at the University College in the city. U.T. Khader, Mangalore MLA, cast his vote in the University College. Octavia Albuquerque, aged 88, and Noella, aged 83, cast their votes in the college.

B.L.N. Bhat, aged 93, cast his vote at the taluk panchayat office booth in Puttur for the graduates' constituency.

Preetha T.N., a teacher at the Government Pre-University College, Puttur, who voted at the taluk panchayat booth,said that she was casting her vote for the first time.