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2008-11-04 - 8:13 a.m.

Today seems like an appropriate day to link to this interesting discussion on social engagement and Buddhist practice.

Happy Election Day!!


As expected, the lines, at 9:30 AM, were longer than usual at my polling place, but nowhere near the crazy-long lines I've heard reports of in other neighborhoods. Everyone seemed in a jolly mood.

I was tempted to take a photo of the inside of the booth, but wondered if that was somehow illegal. It seems like the kind of thing that would be, doesn't it?

Upon googling, I found out about the Times' Polling Place Photo Project. Dang!

But here's the fine print:

Permissions and Local Laws
Photography of polling places is governed by state and local law-there is no one answer for what is permissible. Every state has different election laws, some which allow photos of polling stations and others that do not. It is important to check your states' procedures to find out what is and isn't acceptable. Most states have laws prohibiting loitering or congregation around the polling place, as well as laws prohibiting any type of intimidation or interruption of voters. We require participants in this Project to follow all applicable local, state and federal laws. Additional information can be found in our Resources section.

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