Judge to rule on N.Y. bal­lot self­ies

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

NEW YORK >> A New York fed­eral judge says he’ll rule by the end of the week on a chal­lenge to a state law ban­ning peo­ple from show­ing their marked elec­tion bal­lot to others.

Judge P. Kevin Cas­tel heard ar­gu­ments Tues­day as a lawyer for three vot­ers in­sisted his clients should be al­lowed to dis­trib­ute bal­lot self­ies on so­cial me­dia. A city lawyer, Stephen Kitzinger, called it a fad and ar­gued against it.

Ar­gu­ing for the vot­ers,

Leo Glick­man said so­cial me­dia is a fact of life rather than a fad.

Kitzinger said the re­quest to de­clare bans on dis­tribut­ing pic­tures of com­pleted bal­lots un­con­sti­tu­tional came too late for this elec­tion. He says over 35,000 polling place work­ers and 2,500 po­lice of­fi­cers al­ready have been trained.

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