Mayor Bloomberg Warns: Everyone Knows Who You Voted For

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg emerges from a voting booth after casting his ballot November 3, 2009 at an elementary school in New York in bid to win a third term as mayor of New York City against Democratic opponent William C.Thompson, Jr. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg emerges from a voting booth after casting his ballot November 3, 2009 at an elementary school in New York in bid to win a third term as mayor of New York City against Democratic opponent William C.Thompson, Jr. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: Stan HondaSTAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images2009 AFP

Like many people, Mayor Bloomberg is sad to see the old-timey lever-operated voting booths go. But he may be exaggerating the privacy perils posed by the newer, SAT-style ballots. “The days of the secret ballot with this system are over,” Bloomberg said at a press conference today. “It is a disgrace. Everybody should understand: When they vote, everybody’s going to know who they voted for.” He's referring to the possibility that the one poll worker manning the scanning machine might see your ballot.