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Showing posts with label Voter Guide (Alabama). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Voter Guide (Alabama). Show all posts

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Can you take a photograph or videotape inside a polling place in Alabama?


Can you take a photograph or videotape inside a polling place in Alabama?


QUESTION: CAN I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEOTAPE INSIDE MY POLLING PLACE? No. Each voter has a right to cast a ballot in secrecy and in private. The U.S. Department of Justice has advised that photography or videotaping inside a polling place does not serve any useful purpose and may instead actually intimidate voters who are exercising their right to vote.

CAN I TAKE A CELL PHONE INTO MY POLLING PLACE? Yes. However, use of the phone in the polling place should not disturb other voters or disrupt the polling place. If your cell phone has a camera, you cannot take photographs or film video inside the polling place. Each voter has a right to cast a ballot in secrecy and in private. The U.S. Department of Justice has advised that photography or videotaping inside a polling place does not serve any useful purpose and may instead actually intimidate voters who are exercising their right to vote.

Reference: https://www.alabamavotes.gov/downloads/election/2016/2016VoterGuide.pdf
Alabama Voter Guide