You can't take a 'ballot selfie' in Illinois, Florida, or 25 other states — see where it's illegal to take a photo in the voting booth

  • Election Day for hotly contested midterm races across the country is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
  • State rules vary widely on whether you can take a photo in the voting booth, often called a “ballot selfie.”
  • Business Insider has broken down the rules by state in the map below.

American elections have slowly moved into the digital age with rules regarding ballot selfies.

States are approximately evenly split on banning and allowing photos in the voting booth, but there are still a wide variety of technicalities.

Violating a ballot selfie ban could earn a fine or jail time, so learn from Justin Timberlake’s mistake and make sure you’re in the clear for a civically engaged selfie.

See which states allow, ban, or only allow photos of absentee ballots:

States where you can take a ballot selfieSkye Gould/Business Insider

In states where it’s “allowed”, snap away; where it’s “banned”, beware; and in places with specifications about absentee ballots, keep your phone away if you vote in person.

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