Pictures of dogs at polling stations have become an election day tradition. As the polls across England, Scotland and Wales opened on Thursday, some canine companions were already getting in on the act.
image captionGriff the dog struck a poised pose in London
image captionA pooch outside the polka dot Bank View Cafe polling station in Sheffield, Yorkshire, was excited to be out and about
image captionPrince the dog waited with cool calmness outside the Caversham Primary School polling station in Reading, Berkshire
image captionDax, a seven-year-old black labrador, was given an incentive to pose in Putney, London. “When he isn’t exercising his democratic right, Dax enjoys cuddles, rolling in the grass (and biscuits),” said the owner.
image captionA pooch and its owner seen in Oxford
image captionA dog led the way into St Catherine’s church hall polling station in Cardiff, Wales
image captionIn London, a dog stood and waited with a steely gaze
image captionA curious pooch was seen outside a polling station in Hartlepool, England
image captionAlso in Hartlepool, an eager dog waited for its owner to vote
image captionFour-month-old Bertie was a very good boy in London
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