Springfield -- Illinois 17-year-olds would be able to vote
in primary elections in some cases under legislation headed for Gov. 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
The Senate approved the bill 43-9.
Sen. Terry Link -- a Waukegan Democrat --
says lowering the voting age would encourage greater participation in the
Nineteen other states allow 17-year-olds
The bill is HB226.
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