CHICAGO (AP) -- Social media is making
its way into the Illinois
Illinois Board of Election officials say they received calls Tuesday
from voters asking if they can take a picture of their completed ballot. Voters
want to post the pictures on Facebook or other social media sites.
The board's Springfield
office fielded some of those calls. And board spokesman Jim Tenuto says the
answer is -- no, you can't take pictures of your ballots.
He says that violates laws in Illinois
and many other states designed to protect voting privacy.
Tenuto says another reason is to prevent
people from profiting by demonstrating publicly that they voted for one
candidate or another.