Mobile device users in the U.K. asked not to take selfies as they vote

mobile device selfies voter polling station

Staff at polling stations have been instructed to stop these photo taking behaviors in the booths. Despite the fact that using a mobile device to take a selfie within a polling booth is not actually against the law, the staff members at polling stations across the United Kingdom have been told to stop voters from snapping these pictures. The reason is that the Electoral Commission fears that the secrecy of the ballot will be compromised. The fad of taking selfies – that is, self portrait pictures through the use of…

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QR codes are getting into politics by engaging voters

QR codes ballot papers

These quick response codes will now be added to the ballot paper in the European Elections this year. It is far from rare, nowadays, to see QR codes here and there, including on poster and billboard ads, as well as on bus stops and on food packaging, but now they are being used in an entirely new way for the European Elections this year. A South East standing party in the 2014 elections will have the barcodes added to the ballot paper. This is the first time that QR codes…

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