Voting in New Hampshire this fall? Don’t worry, you can take a selfie and post it to Snapchat.
On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a would-be ban on taking and sharing selfies and other images in voting booths.
Such actions were previously banned under New Hampshire state law, but the law was struck down in August 2015 by a federal judge, who ruled that it violated the right of free speech under the First Amendment. However, that case was on appeal.
Supporters of the ban argued that allowing cameras and the ability to take pictures inside and around voting booths could provide support for illegal voting practices, such as vote buying. Read more…