Bill Text: MI SJRL | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Elections; primary; voting age at primary election; revise to 17 under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 1, art. II of the state constitution.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-12 - Referred To Committee On Elections And Government Reform [SJRL Detail]

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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION L

 

 

July 12, 2017, Introduced by Senators WARREN and HERTEL and referred to the Committee on Elections and Government Reform.

 

 

     A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state

 

constitution of 1963, by amending section 1 of article II, to

 

provide that at a primary election a citizen who will be 18 years

 

of age on or before the date of the next November election and who

 

is otherwise qualified to vote may vote at that primary election.

 

     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

 

state of Michigan, That the following amendment to the state

 

constitution of 1963, to provide that at a primary election a

 

citizen who will be 18 years of age on or before the date of the

 

next November election and who is otherwise qualified to vote may

 

vote at that primary election, is proposed, agreed to, and

 

submitted to the people of the state:

 


ARTICLE II

 

     Sec. 1. Every citizen of the United States who has attained

 

the age of 21 18 years, who has resided in this state six months,

 

and who meets the requirements of local residence provided by law,

 

shall be an elector and qualified to vote in any election except as

 

otherwise provided in this constitution. The legislature shall

 

define residence for voting purposes.

 

     At a primary election, a citizen of the United States who has

 

not attained 18 years of age but will be 18 years of age on or

 

before the date of the next November election and who is otherwise

 

qualified to vote shall be qualified to vote at that primary

 

election.

 

     Resolved further, That the foregoing amendment shall be

 

submitted to the people of the state at the next general election

 

in the manner provided by law.

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