‘My polling station is the handsomest,’ tweeted one voter, showing off a photo of a neoclassical town hall in West Yorkshire. And so a game of one-upmanship began. The burning question during this general election transcends politics – which is the UK’s finest polling station?
Here, we bring you some of the best via social media. Think yours tops these? Post it to Instagram using the hashtag #pollingstations.
Chelsea Town Hall, London
Interior stylist Emilio Pimentel-Reid struck it lucky with this Victorian hall on the King’s Road.
Stour Space, London
Recently revived as a gallery and studio space, this once abandoned building in Hackney adds a new string to its bow on election days.
Todmorden Town Hall
A Grade I-listed neoclassical beauty earns high praise from @sewhipfolkie.
No, *my* polling station is the handsomest. pic.twitter.com/ZSSbryIymI
— Leaving of Liverpool (@sewhipfolkie) May 7, 2015
St Bartholomew’s Church, Sheffield
Churches across the nation are doing double duty as polling stations today, including this unusual offering in Walkley.
Birkenhead Town Hall
Birkenhead Town Hall is the centrepiece of Wirral’s Hamilton Square, home to the UK’s second highest number of Grade I-listed buildings after Trafalgar Square.
Possibly the most scenic polling station where I’ve ever cast my vote #Birkenhead #GE2015 pic.twitter.com/EMhS5fzcFw
— Angharad (@angharadlois) May 7, 2015
Birmingham Council House
@Rich_iz counted his blessings while voting at this Grade II-listed Birmingham landmark.
Feel so lucky that this is my polling station #Birmingham #GE2015 pic.twitter.com/XldWCMwCY2
— Dick Willy Thompson (@Rich_iz) May 7, 2015
St Matthew’s Church, London
This 19th century polling station in Westminster is right in the thick of it.
Columbia Road, London
A mosaic wonder in Hackney, spotted by Rage from Chase & Status, no less.
Ealing Town Hall, London
This could be the last time votes are cast at Ealing Town Hall, with the council considering leasing the Grade II-listed building to raise funds.
West Blatchington Windmill, Hove
Polling stations come in all shapes and sizes, as West Blatchington Windmill in Sussex proves.
@WilsonBlinds You missed off windmills! This is Hove in Sussex, my polling station: pic.twitter.com/idF7YPnAKt
— PressOfficeMan (@PressOfficeMan) May 7, 2015