Canada's election laws changing to reflect Twitter reality

The Harper government will repeal the ban on communicating election results while polls are still open, bringing the law into harmony with the realities of today's instant communications.

The election night blackout was adopted in 1938, to prevent western voters from knowing the results of the election in the east when they cast their ballots.

Minister of State for Democratic Reform Tim Uppal announced via Twitter Friday that the antiquated law will been repealed in time for the next election.