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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:40 PM

Is taking a picture of your ballot against the law?

http://allthingsd.com/20121106/if-you-want-to-stay-out-of-jail-dont-instagram-your-ballot/

A friend on FB posted this article, anyone know?

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Reply Is taking a picture of your ballot against the law? (Original post)
Sugarcoated Nov 2012 OP
Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #1
Sugarcoated Nov 2012 #7
drm604 Nov 2012 #2
Thegonagle Nov 2012 #3
RhettScarlett Nov 2012 #8
Sgent Nov 2012 #4
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #5
realgreen Nov 2012 #6
RhettScarlett Nov 2012 #9
drm604 Nov 2012 #10
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #11

Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:41 PM

1. Depends on the state.

Not much they can do if you get out of the polling place after taking it.

But I doubt you'll go to jail or anything awful like that if you're caught. They may just take your phone until you're done voting.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:37 PM

7. The machines where I vote have a curtain

so I could if I wanted to. I didn't, and really had not intended to, but I know some are doing it when the machine flips their vote.
I basically wanted to know if it was an issue to worry about, and it looks like it's not.

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Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:43 PM

2. Apparently in some states it is.

Why take the chance? There's nothing to gain from it.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:44 PM

3. But if I'm selling my vote, how will the person

paying me know how I voted? </sarcasm>

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Response to drm604 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:39 PM

8. Why?

Because people have become accustomed to sharing every important thing via Facebook. Don't be a technophobe

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Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:46 PM

4. The law (in states where it exists)

is meant to keep your ballot secret. It prevents your boss, spouse, preacher, church, union, etc. from requiring you to show a completed ballot.

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Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:49 PM

5. Sean Hannity tweeted out a photo of his ballot - it's illegal in his state, see link below

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:53 PM

6. He has no respect for the law

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:41 PM

9. So he...

Tweeted out a picture of it. Big deal. He tells his opinions on the radio every day anyway. This is a big case of who cares.

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Response to RhettScarlett (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:49 PM

10. We should care.

Simply because being a celebrity should not place you above the law.

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Response to Sugarcoated (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:52 AM

11. I posted mine on Facebook and I don't give a crap.

Everyone knows who I voted for. Lock me up!

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