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

Posted at 10:49 AM, Feb 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-23 12:49:50-05

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, removes 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.