Voting Age

Connecticut Ballot Measure - HJ 21

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Yes: 900491  (63.92%)
No: 508396  (36.08%)

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Summary

This resolution proposes a constitutional amendment allowing 17-year-old citizens who will turn 18 on or before the day of a regular election to vote in its primary. Under the resolution, such an individual must apply and otherwise qualify for admission as an elector. He or she may then vote in the primary held to determine nominees for the regular election. Upon turning 18, the individual's electoral rights attach. By law, a "regular election" means any municipal or state election. State elections include candidates for federal office.

Measure Text

Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to permit any person who will have attained the age of eighteen years on or before the day of a regular election to vote in the primary for such regular election?

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