Election 2015: Voters warned against polling booth ‘selfies’

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 to cast their votes tomorrow.

Conservative candidate for Selby and Ainsty Nigel Adams takes a selfie with members of the public

The Electoral Commission advises voters against photography inside polling stations so that they can 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 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.