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The urge is understandable. You've officially cast your ballot, and you want to share your choices with the world. Perhaps you even want to add

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Pro Tip: Taking Photos of Your Ballot in Washington

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The urge is understandable. You've officially cast your ballot, and you want to share your choices with the world. Perhaps you even want to add a fancy Instagram filter to make your votes look even cooler?

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But would such a photo break state law? Here's the skinny.

While taking photos of your ballot is illegal in other states, according to Katie Blinn, Co-Director of Elections for the Washington Secretary of State's Office, no such restrictions exist in our state. This means folks are free to snap pictures of their completed ballots and post them wherever they see fit - be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or wherever.

"We see it all the time," says Blinn.

As far taking photos at Washington's Election Service Centers, Blinn says that's also OK - as long as you mind your manners.

"It's generally fine, as long as you're not impeding traffic. It's more of a crowd control issue," says Blinn. "It's really kind of up to the county auditor."

So, Washington voters, now you know. Snap away.

And, if by chance you don't live in Washington, a rundown of election laws regarding ballot and polling place photos can be found here.

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