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.