Warning: You Can’t Take Selfies While Voting in These States

Selfies are one of the most iconic images of Millennials and others alike in the 21st century, with people taking pictures with friends, family, and by tourist attractions frequently per day. Taking one at the ballot box, however, can be risky depending on what state you live in.

Here is a definitive list of states where you should take caution:

No photos allowed inside the polling station

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee (No talking on the phone either)

No selfies with your marked ballot

  • Alaska
  • Massachusetts
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota

No photos allowed inside or outside the polling station

  • Arizona (No photos within 75 feet of station)
  • Texas (No photos within 100 feet of station)

No photos in the voting booth

  • Iowa
  • West Virginia

All electronic communication devices banned, along with photos at the polling station

  • Maryland

Prohibited to show others your marked ballot. This includes photographs

  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York

Personal selfies (this means pictures that don’t include others who want to vote privately) are legal in the following states

  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii (You can only take photos in the voting booth. No photos in the polling station.)
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island (You can only take photos in the voting booth. No photos in the polling station.)
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin (Though the state would rather you not take pictures)
  • Wyoming

Just because some states may legally allow people to take selfies with their ballot, there may be guidelines against it, and you may be peacefully asked to refrain from taking a photograph. Disturbing the polling station is not allowed in most states.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington or like his page at Facebook.


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