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Make sure not to take ballot selfies in these 27 states

Make sure not to take ballot selfies in these 27 states

You may not know it but it’s totally illegal to take a selfie when voting in 21 states, including Florida and Illinois

Have you ever wanted to take a celebratory selfie after voting at the polls? Well, it turns out that it’s actually illegal to take such a photo or video while inside of the voting booth in 21 states including Florida and Illinois. There are also 6 other states, like Arizona and Texas that only allow photos of absentee ballots. The banning of ballot selfies become a hot topic of discussion back in 2016 when singer Justin Timberlake took a ballot box selfie as he voted in his native state of Tennessee.

If you’re wondering whether or not it’s illegal to take a video or photo of yourself while voting, then be sure to check out the handy graph below developed by Business Insider’s Sky Gould, which showcases which states you’re still allowed to snap away in. Some states that have not yet passed the law barring voters include Louisiana, Washington, and California. In New York, you’re only allowed to take a selfie before voting but not after. Violating a ballot selfie ban could earn your a fine or even lead to jail time.

 Photo courtesy of  Business Insider/ Skye Gould

Photo courtesy of Business Insider/Skye Gould

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