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ACLU sues to make ballot selfies legal in time for Election Day




Landon Peterson peeks out of the voting booth while his mother Meghan votes March 20, 2012 at Christian union Church in Metamora, Illinois.
Landon Peterson peeks out of the voting booth while his mother Meghan votes March 20, 2012 at Christian union Church in Metamora, Illinois.
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Next Tuesday, a lot of people will be sporting those "I Voted" stickers. And some may snap a selfie in the voting booth to share on social media.

But if you do that in California, you'll be breaking the law.

That's unless the ACLU gets its way.

The rights organization is suing Secretary of State Alex Padilla, hoping to get the ban on ballot selfies lifted in time for Election Day.

Back in September, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law legalizing ballot selfies, but it won't take effect until January 1, 2017.

While the ban on ballot selfies in California has never actually been enforced, the law is technically still in effect. The ACLU filed its suit "over concerns about the chilling effect the confusion will have on voters’ speech."

Jessica Levinson, law professor at Loyola Law School, joined Take Two to discuss the arguments for and against ballot selfies.

To hear the full interview, click the blue player above.