Brabant man fined €250 for trying to sell election ballot online

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A 44-year-old man from Sprang-Capelle in Noord-Brabant was fined 250 euros for trying to sell his ballots for the municipal elections and referendum on online market place Martplaats, Omroep Brabant reports.

The man posted the ad online last Tuesday. He wanted to sell his ballots for the municipal election and the referendum on the intelligence agencies' new law, both of which are happening on Wednesday, in an open bid. "I never vote myself, in this way I can make another person happy", he said on the ad, according to the broadcaster. 

The ad was quickly removed and Mayor Nol Kleijngeld of the municipality of Waalwijk asked the Public Prosecutor to investigate. The Prosecutor did so and fined the man on Tuesday.