Ballot selfies in DC, MD & VA: Are they legal?

- If you're heading out to vote today - make sure you are clear on whether or not taking a selfie at your polling place could get you in trouble.

Here are the rules concerning photos and videos at polling places in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia:


Ballot Selfies ARE Allowed:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
There's no ban. Election officials discourage people from taking pictures but won't do anything to stop them, said Tamara Robinson, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Board of Elections.

VIRGINIA:
Attorney General Mark Herring issued a formal opinion in September that says ballot selfies are legal in Virginia. Nothing in Virginia law prohibits voters from taking pictures of themselves, fellow voters or their ballot within the polling place, he said.


Ballot Selfies ARE NOT Allowed:

MARYLAND:
You cannot use your cell phone, pager, camera, and computer equipment in an early voting center or at a polling place.


Here is a FULL list of ballot selfie rules in the other states around the county: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/213313124-story

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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