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So Many People Are Taking Voting Selfies That Elections Canada Is Now Giving Them Advice

Keep voting, but please selfie outside.

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Advance polls are open, which means awesome people are voting — and taking selfies to document the moment.

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Holy shit. I can't wait to selfie myself voting.

I know, right?

But take note! Some people are taking selfies inside polling places, which is not allowed, you guys.

My campus had lineups 10 deep to vote #elxn42 Most first time voters being told to stop taking selfies doing it! https://t.co/jRb6dgOAVo

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Elections Canada has been tweeting out a reminder to take your #VotingSelfie outside the polling place.

Want to take a voting selfie? Great! Take it outside the polling place. http://t.co/wuiu4i8Hme #elxn42

So, for example, this adorable family voter selfie is OK because they're in line outside the polling place.

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She's also outside, so this is an officially acceptable election selfie.

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Students are voting in impressive numbers. Marc Mayrand, the chief electoral officer, told CBC prior to the weekend that 42,000 students had already voted. 😎 🇨🇦

Elections Canada also said that 850,000 Canadians voted on the first day of advance polls, a 26% increase from the same day in 2011.

So vote! And selfie! But, wait, are those gymnastics rings? Looks like you're inside a polling station, and that's a no-no.

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Nicely done.

Done! First time voting in federal election selfie. Only waited in line for 30 mins. When are you voting? #elxn42

Looking great (and legal), you two.

Our ballots are cast! Let the long weekend begin. #voteselfie #elexn42

Nailed it.

Proud of this après #voteselfie #cdnpoli #elexn42 @VotePartyCanada

This pair took their selfie before they voted. That also works.

Pre voting selfie with @Axe1331 at the Haliburton legion. #hklbvotes #AnyoneButHarper #democracyinaction

"Go vote please!!!"

Voting selfie! Polls are open from noon to 8pm all weekend! Go vote please!!! #cdnpoli

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Love the looks.

Voting selfie! #specialballot #youthvote @ElectionsCan_E

A final word of caution: it's not acceptable to take a series of photos inside a polling station to get people excited to vote. Nope.

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And that is some terrible push-up form.

CORRECTION

The Instagram of a family voting selfie was taken in the lineup outside of a polling place. This article mistakenly said the photo had been taken inside the polling place. We apologize for the mistake.

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