Selfies are great. You're out somewhere, feeling your best and you want to take a picture of yourself. Go ahead, you do you. Voting is also great. Fulfill that civic duty, take part in that democracy. Neat!
But on Election Day, November 8, taking a selfie with your voting ballot -- that may not be so great. While it is definitely allowed in 19 states and the District of Columbia, taking a "ballot selfie" is illegal in at least 18 other states, according to the Associated Press. As for the remaining 13 states, the legality is mixed or unclear. (For example, some states don't allow photography at polling places but do allow photos of mail-in ballots.) So unless you want to pay a fine, get charged for a misdemeanor or even face felony charges, it's best not to take any chances.
To see if your state allows ballot selfies, check the chart below. And for more details concerning specific state laws, head over to the AP.
The legality of ballot selfies
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