New Lawsuit Fights for NYers’ Right to Take ‘Ballot Selfies’

A group of activists has challenged New York State’s law banning “ballot selfies,” and a federal judge has asked officials why he shouldn’t strike it down altogether.

Yesterday afternoon, Judge P. Kevin Castel issued an order to show cause requiring New York State election officials to defend the constitutionality of the state law, which prohibits New York voters from taking a photograph of their election ballots, typically inside a voting booth, and posting them on social media.