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DECISION 2016: The rules inside the voting booth

Before you head to the voting booth, there are some rules residents need to remember. (Source: WALB) Before you head to the voting booth, there are some rules residents need to remember. (Source: WALB)
Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson (Source: WALB) Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Before you head to the voting booth, there are some rules residents need to remember.

You're not allowed to bring a cell phone into a voting precinct, so no selfies or photos of your ballot. 

You can't campaign within 150 feet of a precinct, which means you can't wear a t-shirt or button promoting a candidate.

And despite Donald Trump's call for people to go to the polls and watch for voting irregularities, you can't just hang out at a precinct unless you're a certified poll watcher.

"We don't want to appear to be biased. We're here to make sure everybody is afforded the right to cast their ballot. We don't want to be part of campaigning for one candidate and not another one, so across the board we want to try to treat everyone equally," explained Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson.

Voters are also not supposed to talk in the voting booth unless you're having a problem and need to ask for help.

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