Judge’s order prohibits enforcement of law that bans ballot selfies

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DENVER — Go ahead and take selfies that include your completed ballot, if you want to.

A federal judge in Denver issued a ruling Friday night granting a temporary injunction order prohibiting enforcement of a law that’s in place to prevent the posting of selfies of completed ballots.

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Prosecutors had said they wouldn’t enforce the law if people posted selfies of their filled-out ballots. And now they can’t enforce it, at least for now.

Coloradans filed two civil rights lawsuits to try to overturn a law they say violates their freedom of speech.

Two state senators filed the lawsuit Monday against Colorado’s Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and Secretary of State Wayne Williams.

On Tuesday, two Denver residents and a member of the Libertarian party followed suit.

Each said that revealing who they voted for shouldn’t result in the potential for serving a one-year jail sentence or paying a $1,000 fine.

“Political free speech is the most important of all speeches,” Libertarian Party communications director for Colorado Caryn Ann Harlos said.

“It’s blatantly unconstitutional,” she said about Colorado Revised Statute 1-13-712 subsections 1 and 3.

She also can’t show a video she made, not because it’s vulgar or classified, but because it reveals her votes on her ballot.

“WikiLeaks would not be interested in it. I have not revealed any confidential information,” she said.

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