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Staff cut up ruff over pet influx

Even the dogs in the street got in on the election.

So popular were pups at the polling stations, that the Electoral Office gave voters a lead, advising them not to take Fido inside.

Election staff had to feel a few collars while dog owners made their marks on their ballots.

"While dogs are still welcome, people should not combine their evening stroll with their pets with the task of going to vote," a spokesperson said.

"It is also worth remembering that in some cases, polling stations are in school canteens, so there is a hygiene question as well."

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