You won’t be able to Instagram your ballots if you vote in Wisconsin

July 22

Wisconsin voters wanting to show their social media followers they voted will have to wait until they’re out of their polling places if they want to take photos.


 

Cameras have typically been prohibited when voting in Wisconsin, and the Government Accountability Board ruled to uphold the ban Monday, citing the concern of voters who believe who believe cameras can lead to “an uncomfortable or harassing voting environment,” according to the board’s minutes. Two Republican lawmakers, Sen. Mary Lazich and  Rep. Kathleen Bernier, had asked for the board to reconsider, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

In April, Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed legislation allowing poll observers to stand three to eight feet away from where voters check in with their name and address. Democrats opposed the bill, including Sen. Tim Carpenter, who told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel observers could be “breathing down the necks of poll workers.”

Wisconsin is holding its primary election in August, ahead of the Nov. 4 general election.

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