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Tweeting, Instagraming Your Ballot? Think Twice

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(KTVI) – On this election day, Instagram is become a topic of conversation because some people are taking photos of their ballots and posting them to social media sites. But is this illegal? It may depend on your state.

According to the Citizen Media Law Project’s Documenting the Vote 2012, the laws vary wildly from state to state.  In Missouri, voters are prohibited from allowing a ballot to be seen by any person with the intent of letting it be known how anyone is about to vote or has voted.  But there’s nothing in the  Illinois election code states that it’s illegal to photograph or share an image of a ballot.

So, just think twice before you click, tweet, post, or Instagram your ballot.

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