A lot of people are excited to make their voice heard
this election season .
and that might include posting pictures of their ballots
on social media.
Taking a so-called 'ballot selfie' is becoming a trend
especially from those encouraging others to cast their
But voters should know that Wisconsin is one of many
states where posting a picture of your ballot or taking
a 'ballot selfie' is actually illegal.
In fact .
cell phone use of any kind in the voting booth isn't
allowed in the state.
People have the right to privacy when they're in the
If someone's taking pictures and posting them on social
media, you may get the picture of someone in the background
who didn't want to be on social media.
It's also just a security thing, you don't know what
people are taking pictures of or why they're using
their cell phone, so it's just a policy that cell
phones are prohibited.
While taking a photo in a voting booth is illegal
in Wisconsin .
it *is* allowed in Minnesota .
as long as the photo isn't shown to other people at
the polling place .
or doesn't capture another person in the photo.