Top CA Voting Official Worried No Selfies Allowed On Election Day

For 125 years, the state of California has had a law on the books, prohibiting anyone from showing their marked ballot on election day.

But in this day of social media and selfies, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is taking issue with that law.

Padilla says taking selfies of your ballot is a form of political expression, showing off your civic pride.

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit in California saying the law banning selfies in the ballot booth is a violation of your 1st Amendment right to free speech.

The ACLU is looking for a court decision by election day next week.

For now though, you still cannot take a selfie of you and your favorite ballot.

However, starting on January 1st of 2017, you will be able to take a selfie at the ballot box.

The California Legislature has passed a law, and Governor Jerry Brown has signed it, allowing selfies starting in 2017.

Until then, Secretary Padilla is urging you to take a selfie of  your I Voted sticker.

 

 

 

 

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