Not So Fast! Selfies May (or May Not) Be Legal in Your Polling Place
Depending on where you vote, a photo selfie may or may not be legal in your polling place. This New Mexico article Let me just take a ballot box selfie? Not so fast shows that the law is still in a state of flux.
As the election inches closer, election officials in New Mexico want to remind voters to not document their day at the ballot box with selfies. Social media has played a huge role during the 2016 presidential election when it comes to outreach and support. Yet, election judges at polling sites don’t want people snapping photos of themselves with their completed ballot. In fact, in New Mexico it’s against the law for voters to show their marked paper ballot, “to any person in such a way as to reveal its contents.”
Voters should read their county website or call the election official to understand the rules on the use of phones and cameras in their early voting or election day polling site.