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Chicago Public Radio's not the only place to submit photos of polling places: The New York Times has a Polling Place Photo Project of its own. Matt Maldre of Spudart checked with the Board of Elections regarding photo policies; the response after the jump.

Ken Menzel the Election Specialist for the Illinois State Board of Elections said in an email, "As to taking a photo when you go to your own polling place, the best advice I can give is to let the poll workers know before you do (it is simple courtesy as well as something that avoids any appearance of impropriety) and to be careful and respectful as to the other voters who have their own privacy rights at stake."

 
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