Posted at Doupleplusundead, a couple of days ago:
"Is it legal for an employer to ask who someone voted for in the last presidential election, and make a decision based on that? I wouldn't write off a liberal just for being liberal, but having voted for [o]bama shows such an utter lack of judgment and foresight that I don't think hiring someone who voted for him would be choosing someone with good long-term planning skills."
I'm pretty sure an interviewer asking someone he or she was interviewing who they voted for is not allowed. I'd be willing to bet there is a law about not being able to do so, somewhere. You know. Like it is against the law to ask someone how old they are. [Not over here, by the way. Many of the help-wanted ads actually state that a candidate must be between 26 and 40 years old and even state what ethnicity is allowed to apply. I digress.]
Regardless, the poster, Alice H., makes an excellent point that hiring someone who voted for the jeja shows "an utter lack of judgment..." The comments pretty much answer the question with regard to whether or not you are allowed to ask someone who they voted for. No. But that doesn't mean that you couldn't figure it out in some other manner. This comment answers the question best: "If the job involves, you know, actual work, I doubt you'd get many true [o]bama supporters applying for it. Just saying." Bingo. They all want free money. Free housing. And free health care. Along with the free groceries we give them by way of food stamps or whatever other gub'mint program they are already mooching from.
It may not be legal to ask. Regardless of how prudent it is. I think it pretty much goes without saying that if I was in charge of hiring someone and I knew they voted for the jeja - that person would not get the job...