THE day is finally upon us - Election Day.

While most of you are going out to cast your vote for the local elections, one of the top topics trending on twitter is #Dogsatpollingstations.

So we thought we would ask our readers to get a photo of their patient pups waiting outside polling stations, much to our delight.

So if you’re heading out in East Lancashire to cast your vote with your pet pup (or your cat, rabbit or even a horse or event baby) share your pictures and help us spread some cheer.

The tradition never fails to raise a smile on a day that is otherwise quite serious.

Share a picture of your canine companion, or any other pets who have joined you, outside the polling station using the link below.