Voter Preregistration for 15-Year-Olds?

Thursday, January 24, 2013
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State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced a bill this week that would allow 15-year-olds — at an age when they typically head to the DMV to get their instructional permit or driver license — to preregister to vote. They could preregister by mail or online and would be automatically eligible to vote once they turned 18. Currently, nearly one-quarter of all Californians who are eligible to vote are not registered. Participation is even lower for young people, with only half of eligible voters registered. “This bill would encourage a one-stop shop for teens, where they accomplish two important tasks at once,” said Jackson.


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It really says something about the field of candidates when I had to vote for this person. You got the job Jackson, do something important please.

spacey (anonymous profile)
January 24, 2013 at 12:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I see no harm in it.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
January 24, 2013 at 2:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Is this like pre-bording a plane?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
January 24, 2013 at 3:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes, Ms. Jackson -- haven't heard a peep from you about capping public pensions, start by lopping off all who get over $90,000 per year.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
January 24, 2013 at 6 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ms.Jackson... are you serious? Is it April Fools day? While I see no harm in it either (I think it's a great idea to get the younger generation active in politics) however, you're missing the point of your job, as our community has much BIGGER ISSUES that we'd all like you to actually deal with.

MotoBella (anonymous profile)
January 25, 2013 at 12:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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