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A little-known election regulation appears to prohibit voters from photographing and displaying their own voted ballot. And the punishment is more than just a few minutes in the penalty box: Willfully sharing the contents of a completed ballot is a class-four election offense in Missouri, carrying up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. The St. Charles County Election Authority is taking a hard stance against using the ballot box to display fan loyalty. MORE METRO bullet Get news, columns, photos and multimedia from the St. Louis area The Oshie voter "violated the law, and I'm going to prosecute," county elections director Rich A. Chrismer said. "They may have thought the photo was cute, but it was very serious."