Eric Trump, son of Donald Trump, deleted a tweeted picture of his ballot this morning after Electionland pointed out that ballot pictures are illegal in the state of New York … Read the full post »
Is it legal to take a selfie in a polling station? Read about the election law issues the selfie raises and other related issues in my posts on polling station selfies.
It’s not only in the UK where taking a polling station selfie can cause legal problems as Justin Timberlake has found out. … Read the full post »
The Cape Times reports: The IEC [Independent Electoral Commission] put out a statement yesterday discouraging selfies in the voting booth, saying that it spoils the secrecy of the vote. If you wanted to take a picture of yourself participating in democracy, the IEC said: “It is an offence to take and/or publish photographs which reveal … Read the full post »
Sky News reports: The politician leading the race to become India’s new prime minister has been accused of flouting election rules. Narendra Modi breached election laws by flashing his party’s symbol – a Lotus – and making a political speech at a polling booth, the Election Commission said… Mr Modi, who voted at the school, … Read the full post »
There are some secrecy rules in Britain which could effect selfies (such as regarding the official mark, exit polls and the reference to how voters shall “secretly mark his paper”). … Read the full post »
Dutch citizens and politicians united on Wednesday in posting voting booth selfie photos, an increasingly popular phenomenon that could threaten the principle of the secret ballot but also encourages people to vote. … Read the full post »