Florida elections: Can you take a selfie with your ballot?

ORLANDO, Fla. — With early voting underway across Florida, many people will hit the polls to cast their ballots.

And like some people, you may want to photograph yourself to commemorate your participation in one of the most important civic duties.

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However, there are some things you should know before you snap that selfie.

Florida is one of 18 states that have laws against taking photos in polling places.

READ: Early voting for primary election underway in all Central Florida counties

Here’s the 2019 Florida statute that hinders your ballot selfie game:

“Any elector who, except as provided by law, allows his or her ballot to be seen by any person; takes or removes, or attempts to take or remove, any ballot from the polling place before the close of the polls; places any mark on his or her ballot by which it may be identified; endeavors to induce any elector to show how he or she voted; aids or attempts to aid any elector unlawfully; or prints or procures to be printed, or has in his or her possession, any copies of any ballot prepared to be voted is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.”

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If you still simply must selfie, wait until you are outside to show your “I Voted” sticker.

Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.