Cell Pics of Your Ballot Violate Ga. Voting Law

6:12 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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As soon as voting got started this morning, people started sharing their election day photos on social media. Some of them posted photos of their ballots, showing which candidates got their vote.

According to the Secretary of State's office, that's a violation of Georgia election law. Specifically, Georgia Code § 21-2-414, which prohibits cell phone use in a polling place.

From the state's guide for candidate:

Cellular Telephones and Other Electronic Devices 

No person shall use a cellular telephone or other electronic communication device once such person has been issued a ballot or, in the case of precincts using voting machines or electronic recording voting systems, once the person has entered the voting machine or voting enclosure or booth. This restriction does not apply to the use of cellular telephones by poll officials.

According to that section of the law, "Any person who violates this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."

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