Justin Timberlake‘s efforts to encourage people to get out and vote almost got him in hot water.
The singer, who headed back to Memphis to cast his ballot, snapped a selfie in the voting booth which a no-no.
It wasn’t long before reports surfaced stating JT was under review for possibly violating state election law.
The good news is Justin is NOT under investigation.
Via Commercial Appeal:
Vince Higgins, communications director for the office of Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich, said he erred earlier by saying that the singer’s selfie was under review for possibly violating state election law.
“While we are aware of an allegation that someone may have violated a Tennessee state election law, we have not been presented anything by an investigative authority,” Higgins said.
“The statement released earlier today by my office regarding Justin Timberlake and an investigation was incorrect and was released without my knowledge,” Weirich said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. “I am out of town at a conference. No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so.”
“We’re thrilled Justin can’t stop the feeling when it comes to voting so much that he voted early in person and is promoting voting to his millions of fans,” said the office’s spokesman Adam Ghassemi. “In Tennessee, using electronic devices inside polling locations to take pictures, videos or make calls is not allowed. We hope this encourages more people than ever to vote, but Tennesseans should only use their phones inside polling locations for informational purposes to assist while voting, like our free GoVoteTN mobile app. If polling officials discover someone violating this law they will ask the voter to put their phone away.”
Listen…don’t take your chances. Just leave your phones in your pocket and cast your ballot.