From a statement on another thread: It is no one's business how I vote, whether it's for candidates for public office or to accept/reject becoming a union shop. For the most part, I do not understand why someone does not want to declare for whom they voted, Some exceptions might be a teacher wanting to appear un-biased, or an employee who has a justified fear of reprisal. For example, when I teach my driving class - I ask them if politic its and religion have any thing to do with driving. During the course of the class, I will not mention I am a pastor or my political party. The reason is that I want the to think. At the end of the class, I will inform them of those two facts. So do make public your choice of candidates you vote for? Is your answer MYOB? (not valid IMHO) If you do not announce your choice, do you have an excuse or a valid reason? The second part of the quoted statement had to do with a secret ballot for being in a union. Would you answer be different for that? Salty Extra Points - should a pastoral candidate be asked his political leanings? ps Yes, politics and religion do have a say in driving instruction.