Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’
When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus Hoyle’ arrived, Russell said, “I had to do a double take.” Poll cards are sent to UK voters on the electoral register and contain the voter’s electoral register number and information about where and when to vote.
Russell knows that the mailing was an obvious mistake and said, “I just think it is totally hilarious.” The 45-year-old dog lover and his wife Allison plan on taking Zeus with them for a walk when they vote on May 22.
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