Breaking election laws...

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Registered: 08-01-2012
Breaking election laws...
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 10:58am

Did you know that, depending on the state you live in, revealing your completed ballot to others is illegal? I didn't, and it seems, neither did some celebrities!


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Registered: 03-22-2007
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 12:16pm
I didn't realize it was a law, but makes sense especially in this digital age. Our ballots are all done by mail/drop off in my state, and my husband offered to show me his if I wanted. I declined, I think how you voted is a pretty private issue. I didn't even like responding to my boys when they asked me!


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Registered: 12-22-2000
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 11:43am

Interesting! I guess I never really thought about sharing anything other than the fact that I voted, period. But, at least I'll never be accused of trying to influence my fan base! Wink

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 11:02am

I seem to remember the volunteers saying something about not taking pictures or using your cell phone while in the voting booth when I went in, so I think I knew this.

You'd think that celebrities would take time to find out before sharing such things. But then again, most aren't known for how smart they are.