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SB127 – No More 16 year olds voting in Special Elections

This is the bill I was telling you might be filed if Senator Bryan Townsend was not able to amend Greg Lavelle’s SB94.   Senator Lavelle was upset that 16 year olds who were going to be 18 at the time of the next general election (i.e. 2018) were able to vote in the February Special Election of Stephanie Hansen.  So his SB94 would require you to be 18 years old on the day of the election you want to vote in.  No matter if it is a primary election.

Senator Townsend’s SB127 will allow a person who will be 18 years old by the general election held in the same year to be allowed to vote in the primary election that precedes that general election, even if they are under 18 years old on the actual day of the primary election.  Senator Townsend apparently was unable to get Senator Lavelle to add this amendment to SB94.  And now the irony of majority politics will play out: Townsend’s bill will likely be the one voted on, while Lavelle’s bill stays in committee.

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.


SPONSORS: Townsend, Viola, Jaques


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HISTORY: Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee on 6/22/17


STATUS: Waiting on consideration in committee.


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