Time to vote for your pawty
It’s finally Election Day and considering that 1/3 of young people weren’t registered to vote last general election, we’re really hoping that everyone is making their voice count. Democracy only works if we all think about and voice our opinions on the factors that matter to us most. And, if that’s not enough to get you out there, just think about the dogs.
Dogs Trust are encouraging voters to bring their pets with them to cross those ballot boxes. And, #DogsAtPollingStations is now trending so much that Twitter has even made a new emoji for the cause – and quite frankly, it’s the best thing to come out of election day so far.
Dogs Trust Campaigns Officer, Jon Gerlis has said: ‘We’re delighted that everyone is as excited by #dogsatpollingstations as we are – and we want to show that with just a few simple steps, Polling Stations can become Paw-ing Stations, by keeping dogs happy and safe, giving the nine million dog owners peace of mind as they vote on polling day. We’d like to thank all the Polling Stations who have taken the lead to become dog friendly already, and invite many others to join us, by visiting our website.’
While the Twitter UK Managing Director Dara Nasr has commented: ‘A great thing about Twitter is the unexpected trends that we see borne out of the imagination of the general public. Nothing encapsulates this more than #dogsatpollingstations where we see this levity in full effect. Plus it gets bigger and more widespread every time we head to the polls’.
There are so many amazing ones we couldn’t possibly feature them all but here are some we found that made us smile….
And, since we didn’t want to leave out any dogs that supported their pawty via postal vote, there’s also this guy…
Happy #DogsAtPollingStations Day!
Well, we know what hashtag we’re going to be scrolling down all day…