A vote against self­ies

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Bekiem­pis

NEW YORK­ERS won’t be able to snap bal­lot self­ies on elec­tion day.

A Man­hat­tan fed­eral judge ruled Thurs­day that a state law ban­ning im­ages of marked bal­lots was le­gal un­der the Con­sti­tu­tion.

The de­ci­sion by Judge P. Kevin Cas­tel tossed a law­suit brought by three New York­ers against the new bal­lot selfie law. He didn’t buy ar­gu­ments that the law un­der­mines free speech.He agreed with city of­fi­cials’ ar­gu­ments that a no-pho­tog­ra­phy pol­icy is a prac­ti­cal way to avoid de­lays at the polls — which could turn some away from cast­ing bal­lots.

Lawyers for the three New York­ers said they plan to ap­peal the rul­ing.

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