Voting in the presidential election was pretty exciting. And, these days, when we do something exciting we want to tell the world about it through social network sites. But while there may have been a temptation to take a photo of your completed ballot and post it on the internet with pride, it probably wasn’t a very good idea. According to gizmodo.com, in a surprising number of states, this simple act—one you’ve no doubt seen repeated on Facebook, Twitter ans Instagram dozens of times yesterday—would’ve constituted a misdemeanor.
In New York, it’s a felony to let anybody else see your ballot or a photo of your ballot.