We Instagram everything: pets, food, shit, and now our choice of presidential candidates… which happens to be illegal. According to New York State law § 17-130 “voters are prohibited from showing their ballots after prepared for voting to any person so as to reveal the contents.”

That didn’t stop New Yorkers from criminally oversharing, some of whom have already deleted their photos. Uh oh, the election police is gonna come for you!

UPDATE: As Gothamist and Syracuse.com point out, state Board of Election lawyers ruled today that it is not in fact illegal to post photos of your ballot online. Showing off your ballot is still against the law, the board stated, but photographs are not the same as an actual ballot. So there you go!


@franckbram “Guess who I secretly wanted to vote for? #ivoted #roseannebarrforpresident”


@kitkathkitty #Ivoted #vote #govote


@isabellephilogene #Ivoted! #yovote! #obamanation #obama2012 #obama #barackobama #forward2012 #firedupandreadytogo #4moreyears #electionday #november62012


@amiryfenn Civic duty accomplished! #ivoted #election #vote #obama


@quijanovalgerard Just voted for the homie


@take_careee #repost . i want romney to lose votes like obama did … ☺ #ivoted #romney


@ashleycates Because a man with 25+ years history of successful business experience makes for a better candidate for president than a man with exceptional skill a reading a teleprompter. #romneyryan #ivoted


@curtisjunk So satisfying #electionDay #IVoted


@brosen #forward #obama2012 #ivoted


@xoxo_nique #ivoted #phuckyoopinion #stfu


@joshlongie #ivoted for #mittromney. #election2012


@ericaswallow The deed is done. #NYTelection #lyftthevote #wsjvote #election2012


@kaddles Is this illegal?#dontreallycare


@b1zzle Just Kidding! #NYTelection #election2012 #VA


@stephanyjean Doing my civil duty, @barackobama #vote #rockthevote #ballot #absenteeballot #voting #campaign2012 #election #election2012 #obama #presidentialelection #obama2012 #obamabiden #president #ohioansforobama #iphoneonly #iphoneography