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California Assembly approves constitutional amendment allowing 17-year-olds to vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California may join many other states in allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections, if they will turn 18 before the following general election, under a proposed amendment to the...

If two-thirds of senators agree, the measure would to go to voters for their consideration in California’s March primary election, but it would not affect next year’s elections.

  • – Associated Press
  • The Washington Times

The measure passed, 57-13, over objections from Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher of Nicolaus that it’s a ploy to lure more Democratic-leaning young voters.

The measure “is being veiled as…

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