Kerala voters braved heavy rain this morning to vote in bypolls for five Assembly seats in the state. Nearly 10 lakh people are eligible to vote in this election, which was necessitated because MLAs holding four of the five seats were elected to parliament in Lok Sabha polls held earlier this year. A bypoll for the fifth seat was necessary because of the death of the MLA holding the seat. On Monday, Kerala saw incessant rainfall from early in the morning. Normal life in Ernakulam was severely affected with roads, including stretches of national highways, houses and shops getting inundated.