Pig received voter registration reminder

May 12, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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UCKFIELD, England, May 12 (UPI) -- A British woman said her pet pig received a letter from officials encouraging it to register to vote in the general election.

Pauline Grant, 73, of Uckfield, England, said her pig, Blossom, receives several pieces of junk mail each month due to a Land Registry error when her building was renovated two years ago and the animal recently received a notice reminding her to register to vote in last week's election, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

"I could not believe it when the letter telling Blossom to register to vote came through it was one of the strangest things I had ever seen," Grant said. "I am not sure who Blossom would have voted for but at a guess I would say the Green Party. They would probably look after her needs best."

"She is a very clever animal but I think politics might be a bit complicated for her," she said.

A Wealden District spokesman said the pig receives mail meant for humans due to a database error.

"I can confirm no pigs voted in the area last week," he said.

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