Because it's 2016 and people take selfies while doing everything from eating dinner to driving, states, constitutional activists, politicians, and Snapchat are debating whether voters can take pictures near the ballot box.
In case you haven't heard yet, so-called "ballot selfies" are a thing and recently became the center of a serious debate over First Amendment rights and voter fraud, the New York Times reported.
The phenomenon goes something like this: Young people sidle into the booth to cast their vote, and afterward whip out their smartphones, strike a pose, and take a picture. This can be a photo of the booth itself or even a completed ballot.
Snapchat has called these selfies "the latest way that voters, especially young voters, engage with the political process."
And that engagement may be a First Amendment-protected right of both free speech and political expression, Inverse added.
Laws vary state by state. South Carolina and other states don't restrict the practice too much, while Pennsylvania and Vermont will lodge fines of $1,000 against practitioners. In Wisconsin and Illinois, ballot selfies are a serious felony. Three states have ruled that it's a right to take a photo in the booth.