Bill Text: TX HJR37 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-12 - Referred to Elections [HJR37 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HJR37-Introduced.html
  86R316 SRS-D
 
  By: Howard H.J.R. No. 37
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons
  under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article VI, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 1a to read as follows:
         Sec. 1a.  The legislature by general law may provide for
  voting in a primary election by a person who:
               (1)  will be 18 years of age or older on the date of the
  subsequent general election for state and county officers; and
               (2)  satisfies the other applicable requirements for
  eligibility to vote.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 5, 2019.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition:  "The constitutional amendment authorizing a person
  who will be 18 years of age or older on the date of the general
  election for state and county officers to vote in the preceding
  primary election."
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