Calif. Moves Closer to Allowing 17-Year-Olds to Vote

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The Golden State has taken another step toward letting 17-year-olds vote in primary and special elections, if they’ll be 18, prior to the following general election.




The proposed constitutional amendment has cleared the Assembly 57-13.

It must now be approved by two-thirds of state senators, before voters have a say in March.

Supporters claim allowing more young people to vote would be empowering, while opponents say there’s an ulterior motive to attract more left-leaning voters.

California already allows 16-year-olds to pre-register to take part in the democratic process.


Aaron Abeytia

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