*Justin Timberlake made headlines on Monday for taking a flight from Los Angeles to Memphis just to cast his early ballot in the presidential election.
Less than 24 hours later, he’s back in the headlines because he took a selfie inside of the polling precinct – a no-no according to Tennessee law. A 2015 vote by the state legislature banned taking selfies in polling places.
A spokesman for the office of Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said the DA was made aware of a possible election-law violation and the matter is under review.
Timberlake, who lives in California, recently bought a spread near Nashville and posted the selfie Monday that showed him casting his ballot at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Germantown.
With national attention on the matter, the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office has taken the opportunity to remind Tennessee voters not to take pictures in polling places.
“We’re thrilled Justin can’t stop the feeling when it comes to voting so much that he voted early in person and is promoting voting to his millions of fans,” said the office’s spokesman Adam Ghassemi. “In Tennessee, using electronic devices inside polling locations to take pictures, videos or make calls is not allowed. We hope this encourages more people than ever to vote, but Tennesseans should only use their phones inside polling locations for informational purposes to assist while voting, like our free GoVoteTN mobile app. If polling officials discover someone violating this law they will ask the voter to put their phone away.”