SAN RAFAEL (AP) — Assemblyman Marc Levine is proposing turning the secret ballot into the social ballot in California by allowing people to document with photographs how they vote.
Levine, a Democrat from San Rafael, tells The Marin Independent Journal he will introduce a bill to legalize the taking of “ballot selfies” — digital photographs of completed ballots taken in the privacy of the voting booth.
Leving says California election code effectively prohibits ballot photographs but that the law is rarely enforced.
He says his real motive is to get voters to the polls.
Levine plans to introduce the ballot selfie bill in January when the Legislature reconvenes.
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