MONTEREY, Calif. -

Whether you like to take selfies or not, for 125 years, there's one place where you simply weren't allowed: the voting booth. California state law bans pictures of marked ballots. That could soon change.

A proposal to allow voting booth selfies and ballot photos is making its way to the governor. This bill would allow voters to waive their right to keep their ballot a secret, but not everyone sees the point.

"There are a lot of people going into voting booths for personal and private use. They go in there; they look forward to shutting that curtain, being alone and have all that privacy to themselves," said Monterey resident Sean McNearney

But lawmakers looking to repeal the secret ballot say it's rarely enforced anyway.

"To be honest, I think there should be no problem with it because the people that go vote you know, regardless, they go out and tell people 'oh, I voted for this person.' So taking a selfie is just showing another valid proof," said Marina resident John Lieu.

And it's not just about proof. Some say it could lead to transparency.

"I think it is a good idea, if it is done to show who you voted for. I am for transparency in voting,” said Carmel Valley resident Diane Peters. ”We don't need to continue with the charade of privacy when I think more importantly, my vote and everybody's vote needs to be protected."

Still, some don't understand why it's even an issue.

"I think that there is a whole lot more that's going on in our world that's a lot more important. And I'm not sure why taking selfies in a poll booth is event significantly important," said Pebble Beach resident Petra Bianchi.

Some states already allow pictures of ballots while others impose big fines. If passed in California, it will take effect next January and won't affect the presidential election in November.