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Justin Timberlake took a voting selfie. Apparently that's illegal in some states.



Yikes! Singer Justin Timberlake just found out the hard way Monday that taking a photo while voting in Tennessee is a big no no. 

Timberlake shared a photo of himself casting his ballot in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, in an attempt to encourage other to get out and vote. 

"Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote," he wrote in the caption. 

"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! #exerciseyourrighttovote."

Despite his good intentions, taking a selfie inside a booth isn't allowed in his home state and now he may be in hot water. 

The Shelby County District Attorney's Office told US Weekly that the department was "aware of a possible violation of election law." 

According to US Weekly, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a statewide bill in 2015 that only allows voters to use their cellphones at polling stations for informational purpose. 

Unfortunately for Timberlake, violators can face up to a 30-day jail sentence and a fine of up to $50 for taking photos at Tennessee polling stations. 

So how do you know if you can selfie while voting on Nov. 8? Well, never fear because there's a map for that

If you live in the following states, voting selfies are illegal: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusettes, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin. 

Other states, like Tennessee, allow cell phones inside polling stations, but not photos or videos. 

So, the moral of the story is: Check the voting laws in your state before snapping a selfie. 

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