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All Things Maine

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

17-Year-Olds Get the Vote

On June 13, Maine's 17-year-olds will be able to vote in a primary for the first timeā€”so long as they'll turn 18 in time for Election Day in November.
The law change actually took effect last year, but this is the first chance for 17-year-olds to vote in major races.

"It never would have happened if it weren't for the young people," said Rep. Glenn Cummings, D-Portland, who sponsored the bill. Students from Portland High School, Erskine Academy and other schools lobbied legislators in Augusta.

"They made the case," Cummings said. [Link]

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