House Bill 96 will reduce the eligible age of a citizen to vote in school board elections for purposes of electing members to the school board from 18 years old to 16 years old.
For all other public school elections, which includes referendums, the minimum voting age remains 18 years old.
This Act also adds a driver education learner’s permit, Level 1 learner’s permit, and school transcript to the list of documents that may be presented to determine identification, and residence in the school district, in order to vote.
I think this is a great idea to get students more involved earlier in the civic process, and this is a great starting place so that the students have a voice in electing the people who govern and manage the schools they attend.
|House Bill 96 – Lowering the age to vote in School Board Elections to 16||Currrent Status – House Education 3/29/23|
|House Sponsors – Morrison, Baumbach, Lambert, Wilson-Anton||Senate Sponsors – McBride, Hoffner, Lockman, Pinkney|
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|House No Votes –||Senate No Votes –|
|House Absents or Not Voting –||Senate Absent or Not Voting –|
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