Election HQ MAP: Ballot Selfies Are Banned in These 18 States, Allowed in 19
If you were getting ready to take a selfie while casting your vote on Election Day, make sure you read this first!
Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl explained this afternoon which states have banned the practice and where you're OK to Instagram your completed ballot for all to see.
Here's the breakdown:
In most of the Northeast and Northwest, and in Washington, D.C., the selfies are OK.
Louisiana is the only state in the south to allow it, while Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana say it's OK.
Meantime, the practice is a no-no in swing states like Florida, Colorado, Nevada and North Carolina.
Wiehl pointed out a recent court decision in New Hampshire where a ban on selfies and Snapchat posts from the voting booth was overturned.
The federal appeals court ruled that posting a picture from the voting booth is a matter of free speech and cannot be banned.
Those in favor of the ban argued that voting has long been a private act in the United States and it should remain that way.
In New Hampshire, the ban was held up as a way to prevent vote-buying. Some argued that a person could photograph their ballot with their phone as proof in order to collect a payment for voting for a specific candidate.
Watch the report above and let us know which side you're on.