- Election Day for hotly contested midterm races across the country is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
- State rules vary widely on whether you can take a photo in the voting booth, often called a “ballot selfie.”
- Business Insider has broken down the rules by state in the map below.
American elections have slowly moved into the digital age with rules regarding ballot selfies.
States are approximately evenly split on banning and allowing photos in the voting booth, but there are still a wide variety of technicalities.
Violating a ballot selfie ban could earn a fine or jail time, so learn from Justin Timberlake’s mistake and make sure you’re in the clear for a civically engaged selfie.
It’s #TheLastWeekend to get out there and get involved! My absentee ballot’s in… make sure you GO VOTE on Tuesday!! Remember: NO voting booth selfies ???? https://t.co/PuVFUtp3tH pic.twitter.com/Yt65eGUwJN
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 4, 2018
See which states allow, ban, or only allow photos of absentee ballots:
- Skye Gould/Business Insider
In states where it’s “allowed”, snap away; where it’s “banned”, beware; and in places with specifications about absentee ballots, keep your phone away if you vote in person.
Read more of Business Insider’s 2018 Midterm Election coverage:
- SENATE BATTLEGROUND MAP: The race for control of the Senate is as tight as it can be
- All the dates, deadlines, and rules you need to know before voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections
- Here is the last day you can register to vote in every state
- You can take time off work to vote in 30 US states – but you’re out of luck in the rest
- Here are the deadlines in every state to vote absentee in the 2018 midterm elections
- The evolution of American voting rights in 242 years shows how far we’ve come – and how far we still have to go