A Sioux City resident found out quick that a presidential vote cannot be sold. The Woodbury County Auditor’s office was notified this week that a vote for the presidential election was offered for sale on e-bay and the item location was listed as Sioux City.

Commissioner of elections Pat Gill says by the time he looked at it, it had been removed from the site. Gill says if it was meant as a joke it was not funny. He says it’s punishable by up to five years in jail and a $7,500 fine.

Gill says the law was not broken since the ad was taken down. The seller offered to give the buyer an "I voted today" pin or sticker with free shipping.