Rules regarding what you can and can’t do in voting booths vary from state to state, however there are a few common rules that most voting facilities follow on Election Day.
Here is a list of five things not to do inside a voting booth.
1. Using a Cell Phone
It does not matter if you want to use your smart phone to take a selfie inside the voting booth or remember who you wanted to vote for, many states have laws banning cellphones from voting booths, The Huffington Post reported
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2. Bringing a Camera
Although people can shoot photos and video on their phones now, some states bar individual standalone cameras from voting booths, according to Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society
. Some state laws don’t even allow filming, unless it is a 100 feet away from the voting station.
Most places, such as churches and schools have already banned smoking in their facilities. However some polling stations held in garages or warehouses may be a little more lenient to smoking.
4. Showing Support for a Candidate to Other Voters
People have been ejected from voting booths for their speech or what they were wearing, Inforwars.com reported
, noting that a Texas man was unable to vote after appearing at a polling station wearing a Second Amendment T-shirt. Pins, buttons and other campaign merchandise should be left at home or in the car.
5. Being Loud and Obnoxious
Being loud or obnoxious could easily eject you from a voting booth. Entering or peeking into other people’s voting booths also is not allowed. Voting is considered to be a private act.
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