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PRIORITIES: Wisconsin State Senate Approves Bill to Legalize Ballot Selfies

PRIORITIES: Wisconsin State Senate Approves Invoice to Legalize Poll Selfies

A invoice to legalize poll selfies has been accepted by the Wisconsin State Senate.

Supporters of the invoice argue that since individuals are doing it anyhow, they might as properly legalize it.

Taking images of your accomplished poll is banned in 18 states, although the regulation just isn’t usually enforced.

“The measure’s supporters name the ban archaic, particularly in an period wherein voters are more and more posting photos of themselves with their marked ballots on social media platforms equivalent to Instagram and Fb. However county election clerks warned final yr that altering the regulation may open the door to undoing the secrecy of the poll,” CBS reports.

The Wisconsin County Clerk Affiliation is arguing towards the invoice, claiming that it may result in employers and unions forcing folks to show who they voted for to keep away from being punished.

CBS moreover reported that “court docket rulings on poll selfies have been combined throughout the nation after a number of circumstances sprung up from the 2016 presidential elections. Courts in New Hampshire and Indiana discovered that legal guidelines in these states prohibiting poll selfies had been unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Courtroom declined to take up the case out of New Hampshire after that state’s regulation was discovered to be unconstitutional.”

Bans on poll selfies have been upheld in New York and Michigan.

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