Monday, August 8, 2016

Voting age in Primaries Lowered Thanks To New Law, With One Condition

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill to give more voters access to the polls during primaries.

The new law now allows 17-year-olds to vote in a primary with the caveat that they will be 18 by the general election. They will also be able to circulate petitions for candidates and ballot questions and help others register to vote. The law takes effect immediately.

Lawmakers approved it with overwhelming support.

Information provided by News Week HOI-19

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