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Will Your Pet Rock the Vote at Your Local Polling Place?

North is six years old and it's high time for him to get a taste of our political system! Now I've already found a couple ways for him to rock (and eat) the vote, so I may just bring him along to the local fire station polling place next week. Have you ever done this with your furry friends or do you simply share the results with them later on?

lostinsomniac lostinsomniac 8 years
I bring my pup everywhere with me and was actually considering bringing her to the polls; until, during our morning walk, I noticed a "No Dogs Allowed" sign. It made me a little sad.
klreynol klreynol 8 years
Taking your children to vote? Absolutely! Taking your dog? Inappropriate. I don't think it's even a possibility at my polling place, plus being around so many people in such a small space would stress Logan out. Not to mention, what if someone at the polls doesn't like dogs or someone brings their child and he's afraid? That's not a good experience for anyone!
verily verily 8 years
It's also a matter of consideration for your fellow voters. You have no idea if the person next to you is afraid of dogs or allergic. I'd rather not make voting a bad experience for someone else.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
erinridgeway, dogs pretty much love to go anywhere with you, especially if there are other people around, so I doubt bringing them to a polling place would be any less fun than anywhere else. I know my dog would love to go, but still, I'm not going to take him... there's no point.
erinridgeway erinridgeway 8 years
Maybe I'm just a cat person and I don't "get" the compulsion to have your dog with you at all times, but why would you even consider taking a dog to vote? That's silly. I don't mean any offense, but that seems to be more trouble than it's worth, and not that fun for the dog.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I live directly across the street from my polling place, literally just a few steps away, so there would really be no point.
wren1 wren1 8 years
I'd never thought of it. I'd hate to get there and have them say "No dogs" and have to wait in line all over again.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I read the title to this post to hastily and thought it said "Will Your Pet Rock Vote At Your Local Polling Place?" *shaking head*
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I didn't know you could do that. I might, since I like to bring B-Bop wherever he can go. He's small and not barky or annoying so I don't see how bringing him is any worse than the screaming children that I had to deal with last time I voted. I think THAT is inappropriate.
verily verily 8 years
I don't think it's appropriate to bring your pets to the polling booth.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I don't think it's really appropriate to bring my two dogs to the polling place.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
In Oregon you can mail in your ballot so Cuba was here when I voted.
Blackthorne Blackthorne 8 years
I already voted and didn't even think about it as a possibility. Early voting rocks!
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
Our polling place is super tiny and in our neighborhood so the dogs always go. We usually stop on our walk. I think if it was a bigger area they wouldn't though.
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