It being election day in the UK, there's plenty of memes doing the rounds about various aspects (and myths and misinformation) about voting on social media.
One that has raised its head again is the question of photography while voting, specifically of one's own ballot paper.
Is it against the law to take photos of ballot papers?
I did find an article from the Mirror from 2017, which references a Tweet by the Electoral Commission claiming that it could be a violation of the Representation of the People Act 1983 Section 66. I can see some points about it being illegal to communicate information on the polling card, which a photograph shared on social media would seem to fall under.
Does this mean that anyone sharing a photo of their ballot paper on social media is breaking the law?