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I have seen that there are laws barring people from taking pictures of their votes. The purpose of these laws is typically to prevent vote buying.

I believe that this prevents legitimate public discussion. Even though I could not find anything explicitly saying that it was intended to force ballot secrecy under the law, it has that effect.

Since courts have ruled that data is speech, do such laws violate the 1st Amendment?

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    I was going to say this would be a better fit for the Law site, but it looks like it was already asked and answered there. The answer there includes links covering the current laws, why they're in place, at least one successful challenge on first amendment grounds, etc, Does that cover what you're asking here? – Giter Oct 12 at 20:03

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