Justin Timberlake Was Just Trying To Rock The Vote — But He Broke The Law

October 25, 2016

Plenty of celebs want you to vote (Katy Perry, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and all these other famous people), and Justin Timberlake is one of them. 



Not everyone was super impressed by Timberlake's cross-country flight to his Germantown polling location.







And as you can see here, Timberlake was just trying to flex his selfie game and be a good citizen of this democracy. Although you can't tell from the photo who JT is voting for, Jill and several news organizations pointed out he still broke a state law. (But don't worry; the district attorney's office says he's not going to jail.) 






Many states prohibit photography in voting booths, and in many others, the legality of snapping a selfie at a polling location isn't always clear. But there's recently been a push to legalize selfies at polling places. Snapchat even filed a brief in a case against New Hampshire's ballot selfie ban, calling it a violation of the First Amendment — and the selfies won.