Singer Justin Timberlake became the subject of a short-lived investigation in his home state of Tennessee after posting his own ballot selfie to encourage fans to vote. No excuses my good people! However, officials recently released guidance on electronic items in polling places that noted the recent court cases that "found a First Amendment right to take 'ballot selfies'".
Urbandictionary.com defines a selfie as a picture taken of yourself for the means of uploading it.
A Tennessee law that took effect earlier this year bars voters from taking photographs or video while they're inside a polling location.
The misdemeanor crime is punishable by 30 days in jail and/or a $50 fine in Tennessee.
The Shelby County, Tennessee district attorney's office on Tuesday said it was aware of a possible violation of state election law and was reviewing the matter.
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Texas law, however, does not set out criminal penalties for those who take ballot selfies or otherwise violate the ban on such recording devices.
"If polling officials discover someone violating this law they will ask the voter to put their phone away", said Adam Ghassemi, director of communications for Secretary of State Tre Hargett.
In the selfie, Timberlake urged his peers to vote as well. However, in 13 states, the laws regarding ballot selfies are still unclear.
A rep for Timberlake did not return a request for comment.
In Colorado, two voters filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to overturn a state law there that criminalized the showing of a completed ballot to others, arguing that the ban was unconstitutional. But he did delete the selfie to be on the safe side.