Tom MurphyApr 6, 2018, 8:17 pm

Right to vote takes a new age

Proposed NJ bill allows 17-year-olds the chance to have their say in elections


SKILLMAN — Thousands of New Jersey teens could get the chance to vote in the upcoming primaries if a new bill is passed. It will allow 17-year-olds to vote in New Jersey state primaries as long as they’re 18 by the time of the general election.

“What’s the most powerful thing anyone has when it comes to our democracy?” asks New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicvker. “That’s our right to vote and the ability to vote.”

Twenty-one states and Washington, D.C., already have a similar law in place.

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