What's better than exercising your right to vote?
The answer is exercising your dog at the same time.
Thousands of dog owners around the country are taking their pooches with them to polling stations again this year, and sharing adorable pictures on social media using #dogsatpollingstations, but what exactly are the rules?
You can actually take your dog with you into the polling station but there are rules.
You have to keep your pooch on a leash and make sure he or she is well behaved.
If you have a couple of dogs, the election officer is even allowed to hold the leash for you while you're in the polling booth.
What about other animals?
If you happen to own a horse or pony and wish to ride it to the polling station, that's within your rights but you must tether them outside.
No horses indoors please.
There aren't actually any rules for or against other animals but to avoid issues it may be best to ask an election officer before bringing along your pet.
Also when taking pictures in polling stations be very careful not to show any marked ballots.
Indicating how you'll vote can get you into hot water as well as a fine of up to £5,000.
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