Katie Ghose, chief executive of the Electoral Reform Society, said: âOf course
itâs vital that peopleâs privacy isnât invaded in the polling booth. But
selfies could be a fun addition to the voting day ritual, especially for
young people who are least likely to vote. Rather than seeking to take the
fun out of politics we should be doing everything we can to make it more
attractive to vote.â
Taking selfies at the polling booth has proved a popular phenomenon in some
states in the US and in Holland.
However, a spokesman for the Electoral Commission said: âThe law against
releasing information obtained in a polling station is there to protect the
integrity of the poll and the secrecy of the ballot.
âSection 66 of the Representation of the People Act sets out the secrecy
requirements at UK Parliamentary and local elections in England and Wales.
Equivalent provisions apply at other elections and at referendums.
âSomeone who is found guilty of breaching the secrecy requirements has
committed an offence and may face a fine of up to Â£5,000, or may be
imprisoned for up to six months.”
Article source: http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/12/31/review-sony-nex-6/