It’s Tempting, But You Shouldn’t Post Photos Of Your Ballot On Facebook

Just because you have your phone with you at the polls, doesn’t mean you should take to your social network and share photos of your secret ballot. It’s actually illegal in many states.

The Citizen Media Law Project has put together the Documenting the Vote 2012 report, explaining election laws from state-to-state.

In New York, for example, according to § 17-130 law, it is illegal to show your ballot, “after it is prepared for voting, to any person so as to reveal the contents, or” solicit, “a voter to show the same.” In California, Election code 14276 states, “After his or her ballot is marked, a voter shall not show it to any person in such a way as to reveal its contents.” You might be able to get away with it in Delaware. To find out if sharing images of your secret ballot is illegal in your state, follow this link. (Via Gizmodo).