On 6 May 2010 hundreds of thousands of people across Devon will cast their votes. As well as the usual schools and village halls a number of more unusual venues become polling stations for the day. BBC Devon's Jemima Laing takes a look at some of them.
The Village Hairdresser in Crapstone. "We clear out the shop the night before," said owner Mike King. "We set up a table and chairs for the two adjudicators who arrive at 6.30 in the morning. We're really happy for the shop to be used this way."
The Ebrington Arms at Knowle. "There's no village hall or church here," explained landlord Lee Slade. "The pub will be open as normal and people will vote in the skittle alley. It's nice to have them here and feel we're playing our part in the community."
Central Garage Showroom in Brixham. "We have two showrooms and clear one out for the day," said Simon Ashley. "We've been a polling station at least three times before."
Another unusual voting venue in Brixham, electrician Paul Daniels' house. "It's been a polling station a few times," said Paul. "The people who are overseeing the voting can make themselves something to eat and watch the telly if they like."
The Black Venus Inn at Challacombe. "I love doing it," said Liz Birch, the pub's owner. "The pub will be open as normal, people will be voting in the pool room so there will be no pool on Thursday!"
The tea room at Lukesland House, Ivybridge. "To get to it voters have to drive past an amazing array of rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias and azaleas in full bloom," said Lorna Howell. "So it is quite a special setting for a polling booth."
Another Devon voter Ann Daniels, from Whimple, is currently on the Catlin Arctic Survey expedition to the North Pole. Her proxy vote came back to Devon on the team's last resupply mission.
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