West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant is reminding voters statewide that electronic devices are prohibited within the voting booth.
“West Virginia voters cannot use an electronic device or cell phone in a voting booth,” said Tennant. “Photographing any part of the voting process is illegal and the Secretary of State’s Office stands with the law. I am willing to discuss changes with lawmakers, but at this point, the law is clear when it says you cannot have a device out in the voting booth.”
Signs reminding voters that no electronic recording is allowed are posted in every precinct in West Virginia. Poll administrators and workers also have been instructed to tell people not to bring a device out anytime during the voting process.
Photography while in the voting booth is addressed in West Virginia Code (3-4A-23). Early voting began on Wednesday, Apr. 27. Contact information for all 55 county clerks can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.wv.gov.