A definitive ranking of the 12 best dogs at polling stations

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It's great to see people flocking to polling stations around the UK to cast their vote in today's elections, but what we're really pleased to see is pictures of them taking their dogs along too.

OK, we know it's a really important day for politics - there's the battle for London mayor, a fight over control of the Scottish parliament, plus there's council elections across England, the Welsh Assembly and Northern Ireland Assembly.

But seriously, look at these dogs. Here's a countdown of our favourites from Twitter so far.

12

You're still cute Mr Blunkett (the dog that is).

11

Come on Monty, look at the camera...But we are glad to see you helped with the vote.

10

Daisy, sadly, you're facing the wrong way to make it any higher than number 10.

9

Good on Freya for supporting the ladies.

8

Leo looks ready and raring to go.

7

We don't think Ruby is sure on her final decision.

6

Because two is always better than one.

5

Well done Cassandra.

4

Serious *heart eyes emoji*

3

Um, have you seen that he's wearing a rosette?! Makes the top 3 purely for effort put in.

2

That sass is enough to get him to number 2.

1

The top pooch is standing tall and looking proud at a polling station, as we all should be.

Phew - that was a tough decision.

Well done everyone for bringing #dogsatpollingstations back in our lives once again.

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