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Mar 9, 2016 12:02 PM

NH State House considering repeal of 'ballot selfie' law

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) - While a legal challenge continues, New Hampshire lawmakers once again are addressing whether voters should be allowed to share photos of their completed ballots.

Under a law passed in 2014, posting a photo of a completed ballot online became punishable by a fine of up to $1,000. A federal judge struck it down last summer, but the ruling is being appealed.

In the meantime, a bill to repeal the ban is up for a vote in the House on Wednesday.

The House Election Law Committee is recommending that the bill be killed and that the ban on so-called "ballot selfies" remain in place. Those who support the law argue that someone who wanted to coerce voters could insist on seeing pictures of their ballots to prove how they voted.

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