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Wisconsin Rapids mayor could be charged for posting ballot photo online

Zach Vruwink, Wisconsin Rapids Mayor
Zach Vruwink, Wisconsin Rapids Mayor

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Zach Vruwink is facing a possible felony charge for posting online a photo of his ballot in the primary for his re-election.

A City Council candidate saw the post and filed a complaint with the district attorney, who was debating moving forward with charges as of Thursday.

The Government  Accountability Board has issued warnings about such actions becuase the issue has come up in multiple elections in the last few years as voters photograph their ballots and share them on social media.

Vruwink said he was unaware the act was a crime and that he contacted the GAB after taking the photo down Wednesday.

The GAB said the law is in place to prevent the sale of votes in elections.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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