New bill lets you take a ‘selfie’ with your ballot

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SALT LAKE CITY — A new bill in the Utah State Legislature clears the way for you to take a “selfie” when you vote.

Under current Utah law, it is a crime to photograph and publish a photo of a ballot that has been voted on. House Bill 72, sponsored by Rep. John Knotwell, R-Herriman,┬áremoves the criminal provision for “ballot selfies.”

It still makes it a class C misdemeanor to publish and photograph someone else’s ballot.

The bill passed the House unanimously on Monday morning. It goes to the Senate for consideration.

1 Comment

  • Finny Wiggen

    Illegal to take pictures of my own ballot! Oh brother!
    Guess what, I don’t need your permission. Illegal or not, I can, and would if I wanted to. The dumb things politicians think they can attempt to control!

    Good luck enforcing such an absurd law! Probably a good idea to change it.

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