7 Dogs* At Polling Stations Plus A Few Having A Politics-Induced Existential Crisis

*May contain reindeer.

It’s December, it’s dark, it’s drizzly, and the UK’s political future hangs in the balance of one vote, which is taking place as we speak.

It’s been little more than two years since our last general election, and it’s been a campaign filled with divisive rhetoric, misinformation, and brutal back-and-forth between opposing parties.

Heading to the polls can be an anxious time for many, but thankfully there’s one silver lining – dogs at polling stations.

And there are some dogs that just seem to, well, get it. The dread, the anticipation, the (dare we say it) excitement.

Here are 13(ish) dogs that have somehow managed to capture the mood of a nation:

1) This pup with a clear plan (and a punny choice of outfit):

Get out to the pollen station today & bee tactical #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/fjnyiwee5G

— David McGrath (@DaveMcgrath1) December 12, 2019

2) A 7am trip to the polls is not for the faint-hearted, and boy does this dog know it:

Too dark for a decent #dogsatpollingstations pic. Stupid winter election. pic.twitter.com/fZ57whgDL8

— Tom Wilkinson (@tommywilkinson) December 12, 2019

3) This elegant dog, who put results panic behind him and really exploited the fashion possibilities that come with a rare winter election:

This is Mac. Mac was a racing greyhound until last year, and he wasn’t treated very well. But now he lives with humans who love him very much.

Mac didn’t vote for more treatos for himself. Mac voted for more treatos for dogs that aren’t as lucky as he is.#dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/7Zmf1wFP2s

— Richard Gaywood (@PenLlawen) December 12, 2019

4) This collection of canines, who may or may not have gathered to orchestrate an underground political campaign of their own:

Thrilled to report an exceptional (and very good) turn out at Dulwich Village Polling #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/gaBtYOfB71

— Kate Turner (@Kate_Turnr) December 12, 2019

5) When you’re just trying to have fun at the Christmas party but intrusive thoughts about the state of UK politics are really bringing down the vibe.

All done and dusted - Christmas Dogs at Polling Stations 🐶 #dogsatpollingstations #christmasdogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/Wl0DU873EB

— peteway (@peteway) December 12, 2019

6) It’s a great day for festive panic, as Rhuaridh is silently communicating with some urgency:

Poor Rhuaridh is looking like we’re all feeling, concerned for what the future holds for the UK! #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/FFstlLD2V0

— Claire Armstrong (@clairestruma) December 12, 2019

7) Show me another picture that captures the existential dread of a general election better than this:

8) How about Baxter, captured here, dreaming *hard* of a better world:

Baxter wasn’t 💯 keen about posing for a photo in the rain. But he was barking mad to put his ❎ in the box #GeneralElection2019 #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/z87srPKm0d

— A Bee (@Pinotnoirgirl) December 12, 2019

9) Mabel may be a senior citizen but she is ready for any result. Long at that stance:

Mabel is 84 years old and she's still not a Tory. Be like Mabel. #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/zrFan8PksW

— vote labour n i'll send u a nude 🌈Ⓥ (@sadsexygemini) December 12, 2019

10) These dogs, putting on the bravest of faces:

Make sure you take your humans for a walk to the polling station today #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/93UbBnx8Jv

— Dudley (@agoldentale) December 12, 2019

11) Perhaps we should take a leaf out of this girl’s book, and just be happy to be there:

She went for a weird pose, but each to their own. #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/W8WcCKtoBF

— Nick Thompson (@NickThompson20) December 12, 2019

12) These huge, seasonal dogs proudly exercising their democratic right:

Meanwhile in Somerset.... pic.twitter.com/8OrhIisOYL

— Yakub Qureshi (@yqshi) December 12, 2019

13) Last but not least, an honourable mention to the #PugsAtPollingStations, all of which are apparently existing in a permanent existential crisis:

Phoebe says, remember to vote x #DogsAtPollingStations pic.twitter.com/AW4bN998ee

— Tories have tiny dicks (@SAMiCURE) December 12, 2019

marina says vote labour 🌹 #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/5lIzOKp3Ur

— vote labour 🌹 | 📌 reddie au (@eddiekaspbrvk) December 12, 2019

Dragged Apollo out in the rain to vote before work this morning. Her all red outfit was definitely intentional today #dogsatpollingstations pic.twitter.com/y8OP0Qh5Yd

— Maisie Frances (@FrancesMaisie) December 12, 2019

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