Warning: No ‘selfies’ in polling booths!

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David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg are not shy when it comes to selfies, but Britons have been warned not to reach for their camera phones when they enter polling booths.

The Electoral Commission advises voters against photography inside polling stations so to avoid inadvertently breaching laws on the secrecy of ballots.

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Although there is nothing to stop someone taking a picture of their own ballot paper, it is an offence to communicate or publicise it to anyone else.

Sharing an image could infringe secrecy requirements under Section 66 of the Representation of the People Act 1983.

The Electoral Commission advises voters against photography inside polling stations so that they can avoid inadvertently breaching laws on the secrecy of ballots.

Although there is nothing to stop someone taking a picture of their own ballot paper, it is an offence to communicate or publicise this information to anyone else.

Sharing a photographic image of a ballot paper could infringe secrecy requirements under Section 66 of the Representation of the People Act 1983.