Blue Utopia Blog

Photos and Videos at Polling Locations

Sat, Oct 29, 2016 - 01:01 PM

Posted by staff

We should expect plenty of interesting events at polling locations in a few days.  And with everyone having a video camera in their pocket, there will be lots of opportunity to photo document this.  

Before you break out your phone, did you know that you can't take a photo of your ballot in a lot of states?  And in a lot of states, you can get into trouble for even taking a photo too close to your polling location. 

So before you break out the camera -- or if someone else is using their camera -- here are a couple of resources that list out the rules in all 50 states. 

Center for Citizen Media posted the state laws on photography back in 2006.   It's a bit dated but a very well done resource.

Digital Media Law Project has a handy chart for all 50 states.  It's more recent but it is more of a link-to info than useful summaries.  

  • Share It!