17-Year-Olds Allowed to Vote in Illinois Primary Elections

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Some 17-year-old will be able to vote in next year’s elections in Illinois.

Governor Pat Quinn signed a law that allows some 17-year-olds in Illinois to vote in primary elections if they will be 18 by the general election.

Quinn says the idea is to allow more voters to get to the polls and hopes it will encourage young adults to take on civic duties.

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