New Hampshire Fights To Ban Voting Booth Selfies
In federal court Tuesday, New Hampshire’s Secretary of State will fight to protect his state’s elections from an unlikely, and arguably not-that-threatening threat: the ballot selfie.
Since 1979 New Hampshire has had a law on the books to protect ballot secrecy that made it illegal to show your ballot to someone with the intent of indicating how you will vote. In 2014 that law was amended to ban anyone from taking a digital image of their ballot and sharing it online. The goal of the law, according to The Wall Street Journal was to guard against potential “vote buying schemes,” where a picture of a ballot would be used as proof in a scheme to rig an election. The law made it illegal to post a photo of a marked ballot, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000. – READ MORE