Taking a “selfie” at the polls: What’s allowed in Alabama?

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – If you've owned a cell phone in the last 3 years or so you know all about taking a selfie, but you may want to think twice before snapping one at the polls on November 8th.

"The rule of thumb is, in the state of Alabama law guarantees that everyone has a right to cast a secret ballot," Morgan County Probate Judge Greg Cain said.

Judge Cain said technically it's illegal to have any photography or video taken at the polls in Alabama. But if you just can't resist capturing that perfect angle on your phone like Justin Timberlake; then there's hope.

Judge Cain said if someone takes a photo at the polls then they're waiving the right of casting a secret ballot. "If you waive that right; then yes you can potentially have a photograph taken inside. But if you do that you have to make sure there's no one else in the photograph that hasn't actually waived that right", Judge Cain said.

So yes you can take a selfie at the polls, but make sure no one else is in your photo.