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Bill to allow voting 'selfies' passes Utah Senate committee

Utahns may soon be within their lawful rights to snap “selfies” with their voting ballots.
Utahns may soon be within their lawful rights to snap “selfies” with their voting ballots.
Ted S. Warren, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns may soon be within their lawful rights to snap “selfies” with their voting ballots.

A Senate committee unanimously passed a bill Friday that would allow individuals to take and distribute photographs of their own marked ballots.

Current Utah law prohibits people from photographing marked ballots in general, so HB72 would eliminate the provision that makes it a crime to take pictures of a person’s own ballot, said the bill’s sponsor Rep. John Knotwell, R-Herriman.

HB72 would keep current law intact that makes it a class C misdemeanor to photograph a marked ballot belonging to another person.

The bill now moves to the Senate floor.

— Katie McKellar