State Assembly Votes on Ballot Selfies

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NEW JERSEY -

The members of the New Jersey State Assembly voted 74 to 2 on Thursday, June 8th, to approve a bill that will allow voters to post selfies of themselves voting to social media.

Although the bill was approved, it is still unknown whether or not the bill will be enacted because a similar measure introduced in the State Senate last year was withdrawn from consideration.

Several states have already moved to allow ballot selfies, but laws nationwide are mixed regarding whether voters can take pictures of themselves in the act of voting, or of their actual ballot.

Critics say these types of regulations have not kept up with technology, and are confusing for vote and election workers.

Many have even argued that ballot selfies could harm the integrity of the voting process.


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