Justin Timberlake has escaped a brush with the law after he published an image of himself voting the attention of the authorities of Tennessee.
The actor and pop star uploaded a picture to Instagram of him casting a ballot in Memphis.
It became illegal to take photos inside polling locations in Tennessee in 2015.
Timberlake flew from Los Angeles to his hometown of Memphis to cast an early ballot ahead of the 8 November election.
Earlier, the District Attorney’s office said it had been “made aware of a possible violation of state election law” and the matter was “under review”.
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However, in a second statement, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said the initial response was “incorrect” and “released without my knowledge,” according to Local Memphis.
“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,” she said.
Timberlake is one of a few million voters who have cast early ballots in a number of US states.
In his Instagram caption, the entertainer wrote to his 37 million followers: “No excuses, my good people!
Justin Timberlake has removed a selfie from his Instagram which showed him casting his vote in the US presidential election.
The singer and actor flew from California to his home town in Memphis, Tennessee to vote early.
Although state authorities have praised his example, taking a photo or video anywhere inside a polling station is illegal under state law.
He urged his followers in a hashtag-filled post to “choose to have a voice”, explaining that there are “no excuses”.
Officials referenced Timberlake’s chart hit as they said they were “thrilled Justin can’t stop the feeling”, but reminded voters to use their phones inside polling booths only to help them vote.
However, according to local news website Local Memphis, legal officials will not review the incident.
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,” according to the report.
Most US states allow voters to participate in early voting, but election day is on 8 November.