Dogs at polling stations are the best thing about the general election

12 December 2019, 12:34 | Updated: 12 December 2019, 12:41

The most important part of any election - dogs
The most important part of any election - dogs. Picture: Twitter

By Kate Buck

Voters are heading to the polls and taking their four-legged friends with them - with pawsitively adorable results.

In what has become a rather strange, yet brilliant, part of elections in the United Kingdom, hundreds of dogs are being taken to polling stations up and down the nation.

Just because they can't register to vote (or hold a pen) doesn't mean they can't join in on the fun!

But hold your horses, because in Wiltshire there was a foal at the poll when one rider took their noble steed to get to their polling station.

Wiltshire Council posted the strange mode of transport on their Twitter page, saying: "Well, we've seen many #dogsatpollingstations but a #horsewithacause is a new one on us!

"He was a bit lairy when he arrived and was jockeying for position, so we had to rein him in.

"However, we're delighted he showed up for the mane event."

Millie is by far the best doggo of the day - just look at that pose!
Millie is by far the best doggo of the day - just look at that pose! Picture: @sewingloon
This husky in London almost blended in with the sign for the polling station
This husky in London almost blended in with the sign for the polling station. Picture: Twitter
Jeep is a good boy!
Jeep is a good boy! Picture: Twitter
What a good boy
What a good boy. Picture: Twitter
Boris Johnson took Dilyn with him to vote
Boris Johnson took Dilyn with him to vote. Picture: PA

Another Horse also turned up in Epping Forest to escort their human to complete their civic duty.

Even politicians got involved with their furry friends, with Boris Johnson taking his pup Dilyn to a polling station in Westminster, and Sadiq Khan taking his Labrador Luna to his local station.

Mr Khan posted their visit onto his Twitter page and said: "My name is Sadiq Khan, I’m the Mayor of London. I’m here with Luna, we’re voting – make sure you do.”

This year, some even got into the festive spirit and dressed their dogs in some Christmas accessories.

By far the best doggo of the day was Millie, who was dressed in her Christmas finery.

Sadiq Khan took Luna with him
Sadiq Khan took Luna with him. Picture: Twitter

Here are just some of the most adorable dogs being good boys and girls going to polling stations with their human companion.

Just don't forget, you have until 10pm to go and cast your ballot this evening, and you may come across some dogs at your own polling station.

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