Ballot selfies OK in California, but share with care
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Ballot selfies are now allowed under California law, but Secretary of State Alex Padilla warns folks to post with care.
Poll workers will still need to exercise discretion if a voter’s selfie-taking causes a disruption.
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Padilla’s office said there are “limits” placed on people’s sharing of ballot selfies:
- No unauthorized sharing of how someone voted.
- No soliciting or receiving consideration for voting.
- Don’t interfere with the elections process or with the poll workers.
- Don’t intimidate other voters.
- Don’t violate the privacy of other voters.
Remember, as Padilla’s office stated, “Voting shall be secret,” private and free from any form of intimidation or coercion.
NOTE: If sharing an Election Day photo with Eyewitness News, please do not show your ballot. Only show off your pride in voting – take a selfie with your "I Voted" sticker, for example.