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You Decide in 60 Seconds: Prop 18

Posted at 3:59 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 20:01:09-04

Let's take a look at Proposition 18, which asks how young is old enough to vote?

Prop 18 would allow 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the next general election, to vote in a primary or special election. By doing this, it would also allow these eligible 17-year-olds to run for office, just like any registered voter. Currently, voters must be 18 years old in order to participate in the voting process.

Supporters say this would help to increase voter participation among youth, many of whom are already working and paying taxes.

Opponents say technically they're still minors who live at home and go to school and maybe improperly influenced by parents or teachers.

At least 19 states and the District of Columbia have similar laws on the books.

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Key Dates and Deadlines in California

Mon, Oct. 5 - Nov. 2: Early Voting Begins: Dates and hours may vary based on where you live
Mon, Oct. 19: Online Voter Registration Deadline
Mon, Oct. 19: By Mail Voter Registration Postmarked By Date
Tue, Oct. 27: Request Mail-In Ballot Deadline
Tue, Nov. 3: In-Person Voter Registration Deadline
Tue, Nov. 3: Mail-In Postmarked By Date
Tue, Nov. 3: Mail-In Return in Person Deadline 8:00 PM