Political Vote Privilege Law and Legal Definition

Political vote privilege protects a person from compulsory disclosure of a vote cast in an election by secret ballot. In short it allows a person to refuse to disclose the nature or results of his or her vote at a political election. There are state specific laws on this privilege.

The following is an example of a state statute ( Texas) on Political vote privilege:

Tex. Evid. R. 506 Political Vote

Every person has a privilege to refuse to disclose the tenor of the person's vote at a political election conducted by secret ballot unless the vote was cast illegally.