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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Bill Would Finally Make "Ballot Selfies" Legal in Ohio

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 2:55 PM

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Posting a picture of your completed ballot is currently a felony (yes, dumb), but that could be reversed soon.

The reason? The law is essentially overkill, and it limits a voter's freedom of speech and freedom of expression. 

It's obviously too late for such a law to be put in effect in time for this upcoming presidential election, but Republican Reps. Mike Duffy and Niraj Antani hope to have it on the books sooner rather than later. If they get their way, Ohio House Bill 609 will be passed next year.

The law is never enforced as it is, but that's not the point here. 

"Because it hurts our justice system to have laws that are unenforced," Duffey told cleveland.com about the motivation. "It's not supposed to be a joke — we should work to repeal unconstitutional laws. Period. This is free speech."


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