Election Laws: Can you vote and selfie in Ky and Ind?

What are the voting laws in your state?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Just when you thought you'd heard all there was to discuss this election cycle, Justin Timberlake’s voting selfie sparks a new conversation.

The singer proudly voted and took a selfie, creating a buzz of questions as to whether he had broken the law.

The photo quickly drew the attention of his 37.2 million followers and some in his home state of Tennessee where the law states that you can't take electronic pictures in a ballot box.

The Tennesee Secretary of State's spokesperson commented that they were happy that Timberlake voted and reminded Tennessians that it's only legal to use your phone in a ballot box to help you vote.

So the question is, will you be breaking the law if you try this in Kentucky or Indiana?

Last fall a court struck down a law that denied Hoosier's the right to take a selfie while voting and Kentuckians are barred from taking photographs or video of other voters.

WHAS11 asked Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes about Election Day selfies.

"If by chance you're taking a selfie to encourage others with your ballot, we hope that helps to drive others out to do the same,” Grimes said.


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