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Wisconsin Senate OKs taking selfies with ballot

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, people vote at Jamestown Town Hall in Kieler, Wis. Conservatives are asking a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt for not immediately purging more than 200,000 voters from the rolls. A judge last month ordered the purge of voters who may have moved and didn't respond within 30 days to notification sent by the elections commission in October 2019.
In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, people vote at Jamestown Town Hall in Kieler, Wis. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballots under a bill the state Senate has approved.

Supporters of the measure call the current ban archaic, especially in an era in which voters are increasingly posting pictures of themselves with their marked ballots on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.

But county election clerks warned last year that changing the law could open the door to undoing the secrecy of the ballot. The Wisconsin County Clerk Association registered against the bill.

The Senate approved the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. It goes next to the Assembly.

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