Posting selfies of completed ballots to social media a misdemeanor in Colorado

DENVER — Officials reminded voters on Thursday that taking selfies of completed ballots and posting them to social media is a crime in Colorado.

The law says, “No voter shall show his ballot after it is prepared for voting to any person in such a way as to reveal its contents.”

Colorado is one of several states that bans the practice.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office said it is a misdemeanor violation.

“The prohibition on sharing completed ballot results is an effort to guard against potential voter fraud,” the DA’s office said in a news release.

It’s not known if anyone in the state has been prosecuted for posting completed ballots on social media.