Dog registered to vote in New Zealand
Toby, a Jack Russell terrier dog, was registered to vote in New Zealand's general election.india Updated: Sep 23, 2005 13:24 IST
Toby, a Jack Russell terrier dog, was registered to vote in New Zealand's general election, a newspaper reported on Friday.
Toby's application form to go on the electoral roll, signed with a paw print and giving his occupation as rodent exterminator, was sent in by his owner Peter Rhodes of Queenstown in protest over the "bureaucratic nonsense" he had struck while trying to divide his land for development, the Otago Daily Times reported.
Toby Russell Rhodes, who was duly registered in the Otago constituency and sent a voter's card, did not try to vote in last Saturday's polls but its owner said he was worried about who else was wrongly on the roll.
Electoral Enrolment Centre national manager Murray Wicks was not amused. "It's an offence, and whoever's done it will be in the hands of the police," he said.