Announcement

Collapse

Civics 101 Guidelines

Want to argue about politics? Healthcare reform? Taxes? Governments? You've come to the right place!

Try to keep it civil though. The rules still apply here.
See more
See less

Ballot "selfie" laws

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Originally posted by Carrikature View Post
    My favorite part is the voters' pamphlet.
    Right? Washington makes sure that nobody makes a completely uninformed decision because the campaigns get one page each to everyone in the state all at the same time!

    Comment


    • #17
      For those interested, I have filed a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit in CO. You can view the suit here: http://independentpoliticalreport.co...itical-speech/


      The motion for Temporary Restraining Order is set for 11/2/16.
      The State. Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

      sigpic

      Comment


      • #18
        Gambit you will be really interested in the complaint at the link above.
        The State. Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

        sigpic

        Comment


        • #19
          Originally posted by Jaecp View Post
          Best of luck, I remembered to ballot selfie for the primary, but I dropped mine off yesterday and forgot to because of a storm. Washington is mail in, but I live near the counties permanent drop box so why waste a stamp, you know? Best of luck fighting this, it's a dumb law to keep around post mail in.
          Thank you. CO's law is even more onerous, preventing disclosing by any means who you voted for or saying who you believe anyone else voted for.
          The State. Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

          sigpic

          Comment


          • #20
            Originally posted by Carrikature View Post
            You could just not include the ballot in your video. It's not like that's a crucial piece that affects the message in any way whatsoever.


            Oregon is mail in, too, but they have drop-off points that make it super easy. Oregon seems to handle voting really intelligently.
            No the actual ballot is powerful. And the state doesn't get to restrict my political speech this way. This law needs to die in a fire and I am happy to light the match.
            The State. Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

            sigpic

            Comment


            • #21
              Local news coverage on this (video)

              http://kdvr.com/2016/10/25/colorado-...ot-selfie-law/
              The State. Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

              sigpic

              Comment


              • #22
                Hey! Look at you! Congratulations.



                ...We saw the inside of your house....
                "Down in the lowlands, where the water is deep,
                Hear my cry, hear my shout,
                Save me, save me"

                Comment


                • #23
                  Originally posted by guacamole View Post
                  Hey! Look at you! Congratulations.



                  ...We saw the inside of your house....
                  and the outside too:)

                  I love my CO home, I am really blessed.
                  The State. Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

                  sigpic

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Darth Xena View Post
                    No the actual ballot is powerful.
                    Rather than just saying so, perhaps attempt to explain? I fail to see how it matters even a little.


                    Originally posted by Darth Xena View Post
                    And the state doesn't get to restrict my political speech this way. This law needs to die in a fire and I am happy to light the match.
                    I'm not defending the law.
                    I'm not here anymore.

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Carrikature View Post
                      Rather than just saying so, perhaps attempt to explain? I fail to see how it matters even a little.
                      It is a tangible connection. People react to that. Further, I don't have to justify why I prefer a certain method of expressing my free speech.



                      I'm not defending the law.
                      I didn't suggest you were.
                      The State. Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

                      sigpic

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        I don't get the power of it though, you know?

                        All my ballot selfies are at the free county pickup location so technically it's the SASE anyone's actually seeing.

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          I do since I use social media in my role as Communications Director - the actual thing is pretty compelling.

                          But then again some people think the "Piss Jesus" was compelling. I don't. But they have the right to do it with their right to free expression.
                          The State. Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

                          sigpic

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            so not only can't you show your ballot, you can't even SAY who you voted for, after you vote? Who the heck came up with that law?

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                              so not only can't you show your ballot, you can't even SAY who you voted for, after you vote? Who the heck came up with that law?
                              So much for "exit polling".
                              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                So apparently the reason you are not allowed to take a selfie with a completed ballot is supposed to be to prevent coercion. Like if someone held a gun to your wife's head and said, vote Clinton and take a selfie proving it, or you wife gets it.

                                Comment

                                Related Threads

                                Collapse

                                Topics Statistics Last Post
                                Started by Reepicheep, Yesterday, 08:50 AM
                                8 responses
                                120 views
                                0 likes
                                Last Post LeaC
                                by LeaC
                                 
                                Started by rogue06, 01-16-2021, 04:20 PM
                                59 responses
                                449 views
                                5 likes
                                Last Post Cow Poke  
                                Started by Sparko, 01-16-2021, 09:35 AM
                                8 responses
                                92 views
                                1 like
                                Last Post LeaC
                                by LeaC
                                 
                                Started by CivilDiscourse, 01-15-2021, 06:39 PM
                                18 responses
                                161 views
                                0 likes
                                Last Post whag
                                by whag
                                 
                                Started by seer, 01-15-2021, 02:30 PM
                                7 responses
                                67 views
                                1 like
                                Last Post seer
                                by seer
                                 
                                Working...
                                X