In case you didn’t know, you shouldn’t post yourself in the voting booth. According to TMZ, now Justin Timberlake may face up to 30 days in jail for taking a selfie in a voting booth in Tennessee.
“Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote !!! No excuses, my good people! There could be early voting in your town too. If not, November 8th! Choose to have a voice! If you don’t, then we can’t HEAR YOU! Get out and VOTE! #excerciseyourrighttovote,” Timberlake captioned his Instagram selfie on Monday.
Justin seemed proud and wanted to post a picture of himself voting. Which he did but Tennessee law prohibits voters from taking photos in the rooms designated for voting. This is a new law that was passed in 2015. Violators of the law can face 30-days in jail and have to pay $50 fine. A representative from the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office said that Justin’s case is under review.
Taking a selfie while voting isn’t always a crime, in Hawaii, Virginia, and Louisiana you can take one, while it is illegal in states like New York, Florida, and Alaska.
“An official from the election’s board where Justin voted is clearly against prosecution, telling us he should be commended, not prosecuted, for inspiring people to get out and vote.” Timberlake has yet to comment on his investigation via social media, although we probably know who he voted for considering he and his wife, Jessica Biel, hosted a huge fundraiser for Hillary Clinton back in August. Either way, make sure to check the laws on your state if you decide to post a selfie when casting your vote. And if Justin can make that flight all the way to his hometown to vote hopefully he can afford some good lawyers.