No ‘selfies’ in voting booths

WILLEMSTAD–Curaçao voters are not allowed to take “selfies” while in the voting booth during the April 28 Parliamentary election, according to a decision made by the Supreme Electoral Council (SEC).

  The Prosecutor’s Office warned it would be extra alert in connection with Friday’s early elections. In case there are signs of buying or selling votes, they will act. The maximum penalty for this is two years in prison.

  The reasoning behind not allowing picture taking is that it can be used to prove who one voted for and that is also punishable. The authorities say they will investigate all signs of intimidation, threats and disorderly conduct before, during and after the elections.

Source: The Daily Herald