#DogsAtPollingStations is back. The nation’s canines are off to the polls today, accompanying their humans as they vote in the 2017 general election.
Of course, it’s not the first time “dogs at polling stations” has been a thing – but this year it’s such a big deal that Twitter has introduced a dedicated emoji, which basically means it’s now an established tradition.
All across the country, doggos have been turning out to do their civic duty – and make sure their humans do, too.
— James Barnard (@barnarddotco) June 8, 2017
— LizC❤????⛷ (@Liz_Crawford) June 8, 2017
— jackiesancheztaylor (@jackerism) June 8, 2017
— Alice Lascelles (@AliceLascelles) June 8, 2017
— Richard Walker (@DrRJWalker) June 8, 2017
— Hannah Monaghan (@Mrs_H_Monaghan) June 8, 2017
Sure, voting may be serious business – but not every dog has been able to keep a straight face.
— Daisy & Boo (@world_of_Boo) June 8, 2017
Of course, what with a general election in 2015 and the EU referendum in 2016 AND the snap election in 2017, some hounds are getting a little tired of it all.
— JannerTM (@JannerTM) June 8, 2017
On one of the most important days on the doggy calendar – #dogsatpollingstations day – this dog is pretty fed up at her human. How a-paw-ling.
— Max (@MaxHaines_) June 8, 2017
And some dogs are outraged they don’t get a vote. Justice for dogs! Canine equality!
— David Fay (@DF1960) June 8, 2017
But even if they can’t vote, you probably should.
— Katie Clarke (@kcatclarke) June 8, 2017
— Roo (@mallocuproo) June 8, 2017
The general election takes place today, Thursday 8th June, with polls closing at 10pm