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YouTube and PBS Say Tape Your Vote For History and Hijinks

With all of the ACORN and voter registration snafu stories floating around, it's nice to find comfort in the cozy arms of technology. That is to say, if you have a video camera, use it. YouTube and PBS are teaming up to encourage voters to upload any footage of the voting process onto a new website. The Video Your Vote site wants to spark people to "document the energy and excitement, as well as any problems you may see." The best clips will air on PBS.

Some bad-voting situations to be on the lookout for? Excessively long lines, broken voting machines, or "overly aggressive" voter identification procedures. But be careful about local rules before putting on your documentarian hat. Some states aren't excited about having you film — a move that could end up in cuffs. The site has a link to the Citizen Media Law Project to tell you who has laws against what. Florida, Georgia and Michigan all prohibit photos and recording equipment in polling places. Are you planning on recording the day in photo or video?

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bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
I vote from home ( by mail) so I just taped mine!
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Where in the constitution does it say we're allowed to vote for president anyway?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Ugh, I'm sick of all the hype.
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 8 years
Yeah, I'm with you Stephley. I've heard even if you are a victim of some sort of voter fraud it will be hard to prosecute even with taped evidence. This year I decided to not go to the Polling booth, because I have a feeling it will be a mad house come Election Day, and voted early via mail. Even doing that I still don't feel safe with my vote. How sad. :(
stephley stephley 8 years
Sadly, with the differing laws and the intensity of this election season, I just don't think this is a good idea.
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