NationStates Jolt Archive

New Zealand "Canine" party taking ideas from Chicago

24-09-2005, 19:47
Jack Russell registers to vote in N.Z. election
Dog's enrollment angers local electoral official

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - It was almost inevitable New Zealand's election would turn into a dog fight when you look at one of the country's 2.83 million voters -- Toby the Jack Russell terrier.

Toby became a registered voter when his owner, Peter Rhodes of Queenstown, completed an enrollment form in the dog's name, giving his occupation as "rodent exterminator" and his age as 28.

He signed the form with a squiggle and Toby's paw print before returning it to the Electoral Enrollment Center, the Otago Daily Times reported.

I think the election official will make himself out to be vengeful ass if he pursues charges against the owner. If anything the worker who passed it on should be fired.
24-09-2005, 19:50

That's great.