Ballot selfies could land you in jail in Colorado


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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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