Bill to OK voters taking selfies with ballot heads to Assembly

Election Day Generic

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballots under a bill the state Senate has approved.

Supporters of the measure call the current ban archaic, especially in an era in which voters are increasingly posting pictures of themselves with their marked ballots on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. But county election clerks warned last year that changing the law could open the door to undoing the secrecy of the ballot. The Wisconsin County Clerk Association registered against the bill.

The Senate approved the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. It goes next to the Assembly.