Snapchat Fights for Right to Take Selfies in the Voting Booth

A photography ban is in place at all San Diego polling locations

If you will be heading to the voting booth for the primary in June, do not take a selfie.

According to the San Diego Registrar of Voters, taking photos inside a polling place during voting hours is banned.

But for many voters, especially the younger generation, a voting booth photo is a must.

According to an article published in the New York Times Tuesday, several states like Pennsylvania and Vermont have banned taking pictures inside the voting booth. Those who violate the ban can be fined up to $1,000.

Now, Snapchat is joining the fight against the photography ban. The company filed an amicus brief in New Hampshire Friday.

Some supporters of the ban argue there may be attempts to manipulate voters through pictures taken inside the booth. Others are afraid of election fixing.

But those against the ban say there is not enough evidence to back up that argument.

Snapchat says ballot selfies and photos is a way for younger voters to participate in politics.

A photography ban is also in place at all polling locations in San Diego.

So, if you love to Snapchat or Instagram, try to take your selfie before or after you vote.

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