Justin Timberlake Will Not Face Charges Over Voting Selfie


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Justin Timberlake’s selfie of him at a Memphis polling station left many wondering if the singer had broken the law.
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Timberlake, who flew in from California to participate in early voting in his registered state of Tennessee, posted the now removed photo on Instagram. In it he urged people to vote by saying, “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!”

Only problem is, posting a photo taken inside a polling booth is illegal in the state of Tennessee, a law that passed last January. The penalty for breaking that law, which is a misdemeanor, is a $50 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

Fortunately for the pop star, he will not be charged, nor investigated as one earlier report stated. In a statement released to The Commercial Appeal, Shelby County District Attorney, Amy Weirich, said, “No one in our office is currently investigating this matter, nor will we be using our limited resources to do so.”