Proposal allows 17-year-olds to vote in Illinois

The Illinois Senate has sent a measure to Governor Quinn allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections who will turn 18-years-old before the November general elections.

The measure, which overwhelmingly cleared the Illinois House last month, passed the Senate with a vote of 43-9.

No word yet on how soon the Governor may decide on the measure.

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