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. 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. 

Bloomberg Warns: Everyone Knows Who You Vote For