Did Justin Timberlake Just Break The Law With Ballot Selfie?
Justin Timberlake could be in trouble for taking a photo of himself at the ballot box and sharing it with his 37.1 million followers.
The 35-year-old singer on Monday flew some 1,700 miles from Los Angeles to Memphis to vote early in the 2016 election. Timberlake took a picture standing by the ballot box and encouraged others to get out and vote.
In Tennessee, it is against the law for voters to take pictures or videos inside polling places, The Associated Press reports. (RELATED: Hollywood Turns Out For Clinton Fundraisers)
“Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote,” Timberlake wrote in the caption next to the photo. “No excuses, my good people! There could be early voting in your town too.” (RELATED: Leonardo DiCaprio Backs Out Of Hillary Clinton Fundraiser)
“If not, November 8th,” he added. “Choose to have a voice! If you don’t, then we can’t HEAR YOU! Get out and VOTE! #excerciseyourrighttovote.”
The D.A’s office in Shelby County said the picture is currently “under review,” TMZ reports. It is a misdemeanor but if convicted the singer could get up to 30 days behind bars, have to pay a $50 fine, or both.
Timberlake did not mention who he had voted for, but last month he stepped in for Leonardo DiCaprio and hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at his home where reports say he brought in $3.36 million for the nominee.
Update: Shelby County D.A. official says now they mispoke when they told TMZ the case was “under review.” No law enforcement agency or election commission official ever filed a formal complaint, so it was not under review.