It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a polling station in possession of an election, must be in want of a good doggo.
Around three million New Zealanders headed to the polls for their national election on Saturday, and THANK GOD they brought their pets with them.
I mean, how cute is this little guy!
And this good boy Jupiter, who just loves democracy!
This guy is voting for an unlimited supply of treats!
Check out Pippa and Jax!
What about Mickey!
And little Charlie. What a good boy!
But someone told cats they were missing out on all this election day fun, and frankly they weren't happy about it.
So someone created the hashtag #catsnotatpollingbooths to share their feline friends' fomo.
Lotte was so excited she got up at 6am!
Raoul wishes he could vote for the biscuits and naps party.
Eve & Izzy are literally on the bench over who should win.
Nutmeg just loves ticking boxes.
Hello? Are you going to vote?
Some people decided to leave their mark on the polling booth, in homage to their cats stuck at home.
Ponky is just hoping for a CATastrophically good result.
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.
Contact Alice Workman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.