Justin Timberlake Voting Selfie Not Under Review By District Attorney

NC's Rules On Selfies At Voting Places

Justin Timberlake's voting selfie in Memphis is drawing scrutiny, but it is not under review, at least for now.

Vince Higgins, communications director for the office of Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich, said he erred earlier by saying that the singer's selfie was under review for possibly violating state election law.

"While we are aware of an allegation that someone may have violated a Tennessee state election law, we have not been presented anything by an investigative authority," Higgins said.

Timberlake, who lives in California and recently bought a spread near Nashville, posted a selfie on Instagram on Monday that showed him casting his ballot at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Germantown.

Meanwhile, the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is reminding voters that Tennesseans should not take pictures in polling places.  A 2015 vote by the state legislature banned taking selfies 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.”


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