Thursday, August 8, 2013

House Bill 226 Lets 17 year olds vote in Primaries

House Bill 226 amends Illinois Election Code 10 ILCS5/3-6, adding in part:
"a person who is 17 years old on the date of a primary election and who is otherwise qualified to vote is qualified to vote at that primary, including voting an absentee, grace period, or early voting ballot with respect to that primary, if that person be 18 years old on the date of the immediately following general election."

This change goes into effect January 1, 2014.


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