BALLOT SELFIE LAWS IN UNITED STATES BY US STATE

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States where Ballot Selfies are legal as of the 2020 Election:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. California
  4. Colorado
  5. Connecticut
  6. District of Columbia
  7. Hawaii
  8. Iowa
  9. Kansas
  10. Kentucky
  11. Louisiana
  12. Michigan
  13. Montana
  14. Nebraska
  15. New Hampshire
  16. New Mexico
  17. North Dakota
  18. Oklahoma
  19. Oregon
  20. Rhode Island
  21. Utah
  22. Vermont
  23. Virginia
  24. Washington
  25. Wyoming

States where Ballot Selfies are Illegal as of the 2020 Election:

  1. Florida
  2. Georgia
  3. Illinois
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Missouri
  6. Nevada
  7. New York
  8. North Carolina
  9. Ohio
  10. South Carolina
  11. South Dakota
  12. Tennessee
  13. Texas
  14. West Virginia
  15. Wisconsin

States where Ballot Selfies might be Illegal as of the 2020 Election:

  1. Alaska > Alaska law prohibits Ballot Selfies. However, different rules apply to Anchorage residents, who still can’t show a picture of a ballot to anyone while within 200 feet of a polling site.
  2. Arizona > Per Arizona law, you can’t take pics within a 75-foot perimeter of a polling site, but it doesn’t prohibit taking photos of your absentee ballot.
  3. Delaware > There is no Delaware law prohibiting Ballot Selfies, but officials discourage cellphone use at the polls.
  4. Idaho > Idaho’s constitution requires a secret ballot.
  5. Indiana > Last word was that a Federal Judge’s preliminary injunction against an Indiana law making Ballot Selfies a felony was still in place (in other words, word is such images are still legal despite the best efforts of the State of Indiana to the contrary).
  6. Maine > There’s a ban on making unauthorized paper copies of ballots, but, at least as of 2016, there was no law against Maine voters posting pics of their marked ballots.
  7. Maryland > There are no obvious Maryland laws against Maryland voters photographing their absentee ballots.
  8. Minnesota > The Minnesota Secretary of State website clearly states that “there is no [Minnesota] law that strictly prohibits taking photos or videos in the polling place to record your own voting experience,” but the Minnesota SoS also clearly states that it’s illegal for Minnesota voters to show their marked ballot to others.
  9. Mississippi > Mississippi voters are in a situation similar to that of Minnesota voters: while “there’s no law against taking photos at the polling place … [the State of Mississippi] prohibits a voter from showing his or her marked ballot to another person.”
  10. New Jersey > While there’s no New Jersey law on the books banning Ballot Selfies, the NJ Secretary of State’s office “views voting booth selfies as a violation of the existing law against disrupting a polling place and identifying a voter’s cast ballot.”
  11. Pennsylvania > The Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s website says that the State leaves it to the counties to set their own policies regarding Ballot Selfies, while recommending PA voters wait until after their leave their polling location to post ballot pics online.
Sources:
  • https://www.vox.com/21523858/ballot-selfies-state-rules
  • https://www.wearegreenbay.com/election/can-you-take-a-selfie-with-your-ballot-in-wisconsin/

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