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Dogs at polling stations bring a smile to local election day

Look at these gorgeous dogs at polling stations this local election day! They want to remind you to bring your ID

Dogs at polling stations

Woof! These dogs are excited for election day. Image: Zara Farrar

Dogs at polling stations are bringing “pawsitive vibes” to this local election day (excuse the pun).

These pups have been up from the very early hours of this morning, and they are encouraging everyone to get out to your local polling station to vote.

One of the most important messages coming from these democracy-loving dogs this morning is to remember to bring your ID. (Paw prints are, unfortunately, not accepted).

These elections are the first in England where voters are required to show photo ID at polling stations, thanks to the controversial new voter ID laws.

So thank goodness for these happy pups who are making sure to remind everyone not to forget their ID this year!

We’ll be updating this through the day, so keep coming back for the funniest and most fabulous pictures of dogs at polling stations across the internet!

Catch up on some of our other important stories around this year’s local elections:

Have you got a paw-fect pup at the polling station today? Send me a picture to have your pet featured at isabella.mcrae@bigissue.com

Here are those pups as promised.

Moses with his manifesto.

Paw prints not accepted.

Goose takes voting very seriously.

Your country needs you.

Aren’t you fabulous?

It’s a tense time.

Eager beaver.

Me next! Me next!

First time for everything.

Ready and waiting.

https://twitter.com/jmcthornton/status/1654012127315730433

What’s this detour?

Don’t forget your ID!

She’s remembered.

https://twitter.com/familyhrguru/status/1654017488768622592

Well, if Obi says…

Give us a smile.

No surprises here!

https://twitter.com/AlexanderHanney/status/1654009248039198724

It’s his birthday, after all.

Keen green.

Bo says hello!

Well done, Hamish.

This way please.

Handsome boy.

https://twitter.com/NatForrester/status/1654011351822376960

Blyton and Brontë have some thoughts.

https://twitter.com/CreaFarrar/status/1654032536853463040

Democracy dog.

Now that’s a treat!

Just doing my duty.

Where’s the ballot box?

He has ID. We promise.

Happy Friday!

He’s ready.

May the 4th be with you!

Thank goodness it’s not raining cats and dogs.

Triple threat.

Got this far? Don’t forget your ID!

Not on my patch.

Nor ours.

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