Decision 2016 Voting Rights Expanded to 17 Year-Olds

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SPRINGFIELD - Some 17 year-olds in Illinois will be able to vote in primaries going forward. 

Governor Rauner signed a law that will allow teens to vote in primaries, as long as they're 18 by the general election.

They can also get involved in petitions for candidates and ballot questions.

The law was approved by lawmakers, with overwhelming support.

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