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RHODE ISLAND: The Board of Elections adopted new rules in time for November’s election that allow for selfie-taking inside polling places.
The updated regulations allow voters to take photos as long as they don’t show another person’s ballot. Gary Herbert signed a bill last year that makes it legal for people to snap pictures of themselves with their ballots.
But election moderators have discretion to prohibit activity “that threatens the orderly process of voting or the privacy of another voter’s ballot.” DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: There’s no ban. HAWAII: A law passed this year allows voters to share a digital image of one’s own marked ballot.
Election officials discourage people from taking pictures but won’t do anything to stop them, said Tamara Robinson, a spokeswoman for the D. IDAHO: There’s no law banning them, the secretary of state’s office said.
Nothing in Virginia law prohibits voters from taking pictures of themselves, fellow voters or their ballot within the polling place, he said.
WASHINGTON STATE: It’s not against the law in Washington, but a spokesman for Secretary of State Kim Wyman said the office doesn’t recommend it. Law does allow judges of elections to “preserve order at the polls by any necessary and suitable means.” ___ STATES WHERE BALLOT SELFIES ARE ILLEGAL ALABAMA: Not allowed because voters have “a right to cast a ballot in secrecy and in private,” said a spokesman for Secretary of State John Merrill.
But the state’s top election official, Secretary William Galvin, says there’s little the state can do to prevent it. MISSISSIPPI: Photos showing how someone marked their ballot after voting are prohibited.
NEVADA: Photos inside polling places are not allowed, except by the media. NEW JERSEY: Law prohibits voters from showing their ballot to others.
LOUISIANA: Secretary of State Tom Schedler says ballot selfies are allowed in the state, though he’s not a fan of them.
ALASKA: A state law bans voters from showing their marked ballots, but Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke says there is no practical way to enforce it.
COLORADO: Ballot selfies or any public dissemination of a marked ballot are considered a misdemeanor. FLORIDA: Photographs are not allowed in polling places or of mailed ballots.
A Tennessee law that took effect earlier this year bars voters from taking photographs or video while they’re inside a polling location.
While secrecy in the voting booth has become a thing of the past for those ready to share their views and daily lives on social media, laws nationwide are mixed on whether voters are allowed to take pictures of themselves voting and their ballots.