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Local elections 2014: Weird and wonderful polling stations

Not all voters went along to their nearest village hall to cast their vote this week, for some it was a slightly more obscure venue         

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Lord Hannah of Pilcot in his dressing gown outside his Grade II listed home near Fleet where the polling station is in his living room!

Thousands of Hampshire residents visited polling stations across the county to cast their votes in the local and European elections on Thursday.

While most found themselves heading to their local community centre or village hall, some locations seemed slightly odd for official polling stations.

Lord Hannah of Pilcot - wearing his dressing gown - welcomed voters to his Grade II listed thatched cottage, near Fleet, where the polling station was set up in his living room.

Meanwhile, in the rural village of Mattingley, near Hartley Wintney, ducks escorted voters to the polls.

Getty Poll Clerk Phil Hinsley stands with four ducks by the Mattingley polling station, near Hartley Wintney
Poll Clerk Phil Hinsley stands with four ducks by the Mattingley polling station, near Hartley Wintney

Meanwhile, just over the border in Surrey, a sudden downpour of rain on Thursday afternoon saw a portacabin polling station in Walton become submerged in floodwater.

 

Did you cast your vote at an obscure polling station? Let us know and send your pictures to the digital team .

 

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