The use of video cameras, still cameras and other recording devices are prohibited in the polls when they are open for voting. This includes still cameras and other recording features built into many cell phones. The ban applies to all voters, challengers, poll watchers and election workers. Exceptions are made for credentialed members of the news media though certain restrictions and for voters wishing to take a photograph of their own ballot.
Voters may take a photograph of their own ballot but only while they are within the voting booth. However, the following actions are prohibited:
- Taking “selfies” of themselves, either in the voting booth or anywhere within the area where people are voting.
- Taking any other type of photograph within the area where people are voting.
- Sharing images of a voted ballot within 100 feet from the polling place – the buffer zone where electioneering is prohibited