IT'S the election tradition that unites voters from all parties and none — dogs at polling stations.

Social medial users taking their pets to the polls have been uploading cute snaps for years using the hashtag #dogsatpollingstations and 2021 is no exception.

Candidates also got in on the act in what's become a much-loved part of election day for many of us.

Cartoonist Neil Slorance was out with his family dog Molly.

While Highlands and Islands independent candidate Andy Wightman shared this snap of a black and white pal.

Border terrier Roky Boyd cut a dash in a Saltire scarf.

And there was no guessing who this Musselburgh pupper was pulling for.

Meanwhile, Ruth Davidson took her Conservative canine Wilson out with her.

Humza Yousaf of the SNP didn't have a dog of his own with him, but he managed to borrow one and get in on the action anyway.

And Labour's Monica Lennon, seeking votes in Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, got to hang out with German Shepherd Loki.

Of course, this is no ordinary election and there are more postal voters than ever before.

With that in mind, Amy Callaghan MP came up with a plan to get the pups of postal voters involved.