Laundromat, car dealership, grotto and pubs used in UK vote

British voters are casting ballots in some unusual locations in the country's rare December election

There were plenty of odd polling locations Thursday throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland,

In the town of Hampshire, people exercising their democratic privilege could also have checked out automobiles for sale at the Petersfield Used Car Centre. And in the West Midlands town of Dudley, a rather bare converted shipping container was designated as a voting booth.

More fun was to be had in the picturesque pubs used as voting centers in the countryside. The election also had more traditional polling locations, such as town halls and churches.

Given the time of year, voters couldn't escape Christmas. In the southwest England town of Minehead, a Santa's grotto was used for voting.

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