Most Active Stories
- Forest Service at LBL Cancels Controversial Pisgah Bay Project As Proposed
- Murray Police Respond to WATCH Center; 1 Man Dead from Believed Self-Inflicted Gun Shot
- Kentucky Legislators Grill Cabinet Officials for Not Disclosing Fraud-Comitting WIC Vendors
- Rand Paul Is Skipping Fancy Farm and Why That Matters
- UK Officials Propose $16 Million Dollar Expansion at Princeton Research Center
Thu May 16, 2013
ILL Gov. Quinn Gets Lower Voting Age Legislation
Illinois 17-year-olds would be able to vote in primary elections in some cases under legislation headed for Governor Pat Quinn. The measure would allow voters as young as 17 to cast ballots in primaries if they will be 18 by the time of the general election.
The Senate approved the bill 43-9. State Senator Terry Link says lowering the voting age would encourage greater participation in the electoral process. Nineteen other states allow 17-year-olds to vote.