Justin Timberlake Was Just Trying To Rock The Vote — But He Broke The LawOctober 25, 2016
Not everyone was super impressed by Timberlake's cross-country flight to his Germantown polling location.
@jtimberlake you know you can do that by mail....— Brett Kreis (@sgtawesome1ea) October 24, 2016
@jtimberlake you know you can vote absentee by mail right?!— Sarah Kolac (@Sbk_photo) October 25, 2016
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.)
@jtimberlake don't think it's legal to take a pic in voting booth in TN— Jill Oberkofler (@Obertopia) October 24, 2016
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.