Voters warned off polling-booth selfies

People are being warned they could face jail time if they take a selfie in the polling booth.

Voters are being reminded that it is an offence to give out any information from a voting booth which could be captured in a photo.

Offenders could face a €1,270 fine or six months in jail.

James Barry, returning officer for Dublin, said: "The security of the ballot may be impaired. You could have a photograph of the voter with their ballot paper, and the order in which they voted, and that would not be acceptable to us."

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