Ballot selfies could land you in jail in Colorado

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DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – It’s the age of selfies, but if you live in Colorado you better think twice before taking a selfie with your ballot. In Colorado, it’s a misdemeanor crime to take a picture of your ballot showing who you voted for and sharing it with others.

The Colorado Secretary of State says the penalty is a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail.

There has been a lot of talk about this in recent days with one voter going as far as filing a lawsuit in an attempt to block it. The Secretary of State says the law is in place for a reason.

The lawsuit to block the law was filed by a state senator who argues selfies, in this case, are a form of political expression.

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