Justin Timberlake takes ballot selfie; did he break the law?

Posted at 9:24 AM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 09:58:51-04

(AP) Now even Justin Timberlake has been forced to deal with the question of whether a ballot selfie is legal.

Timberlake flew from California to Tennessee to vote early this week, but his posting of an image of himself at the voting booth on Instagram on Monday drew questions about whether he was breaking the law.

A Tennessee law that took effect earlier this year bars voters from taking photographs or video while they’re inside a polling location.

Federal courts have struck down bans in New Hampshire and Indiana, and on Monday, a judge in Michigan blocked enforcement of a ban on ballot selfies, saying it violates free speech.

Tennessee Secretary of State spokesman Adam Ghassemi is reminding voters to use their phones inside polling locations only to help them vote.