Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Balllot Selfies

New Mexico law prohibits voters from showing their marked paper ballot "to any person in such a way as to reveal its contents."

This is according to the AP, which asserts that it makes ballot selfies illegal here. AP went around the country state by state to find out whether the increasingly popular practice is legal or illegal in each state.

They say NM is one of 17 states where it's illegal. Apparently controversy arose when pop star Justin Timberlake posted a picture of himself in the voting booth on social media and later deleted it when told it was illegal.

I don't know if I'll take a ballot selfie or not. Voting confuses me anyway. There are all those people there and it's so official and you have old ladies telling you to go this way and that way and I'm afraid if I go the wrong way I'll be sent to federal prison.





2 comments:

  1. "Oh no, an election? That's one of those deals where they close the bars, isn't it?”

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    1. That is a good one, and reflects the attitude of the more than half the population who have concluded that going to the bar is a better use of their time than voting.

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