- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Add a Wisconsin mayor to the list of voters accused of violating the state’s election law prohibiting sharing pictures of completed ballots.

Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Zach Vruwink (VER’-wink) faces a possible felony charge after posting online a picture of his ballot in the primary for his re-election. Vruwink said he posted the photo on Facebook in February and took it down immediately after learning it was a crime.

A city council candidate saw the post and filed a complaint with the Wood County district attorney, who was weighing Thursday whether to file charges.

Showing a completed ballot to someone else is a Class I felony in Wisconsin. The issue came up during the 2012 recall elections when Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate posted a photo of his ballot online.

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