Illegal ballot selfies aren’t worth the likes: the NJ guide to Election Day photos

Hillary Clinton posing for a selfie with supporters. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton posing for a very legal, ballot-free selfie with supporters.

Did you know that New Jersey is one of 18 states where voting booth selfies are illegal? Garden State law prohibits voters from sharing their ballots with anyone else, which means your dream of posting a Snapchat with one of the many “VOTE” geolenses is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison.

There is a pending legislative measure that would make it possible for voters to share voting booth selfies on social media, but points out that it has not been passed in time for Election Day.

So, when it’s time to share your voting experience with your followers, be careful to wait until you’re well out of the way of your ballot before snapping a selfie. A photo with your “I voted today!” sticker is just as fabulous from a few feet away from the booth.

(PS, we’d totally love to see your selfies! If you add #OMJstyle to your caption, your post will be featured in our style section!)