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According to the Daily Mail, a crude doodle was briefly the source of electoral controversy on Thursday after a voter in Britain’s EU referendum submitted a ballot featuring an erect penis.

In the end, however, the ballot was ruled to be firmly in favor of remaining inside the European Union, STV News reporter Colin Mackay reports.

According to the BBC, the decision was not without precedent: In Britain’s last general election, a “phallic symbol” drawn beside the name of Tory MP Glyn Davies was ultimately counted as a vote in support of the candidate.

Alas, such libertine attitudes toward vote-casting have yet to make it stateside.