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S.F. No. 206 - Seventeen Year-old Voter Registration (As Amended by the A-4 Amendment)
 
Author: Senator Jim Carlson
 
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
 
Date: March 8, 2016



 

S.F. No. 206 (as amended by the A-4 amendment) allows 17 year-olds to submit voter registration applications. This is often referred to as pre-registration.

Section 1 allows 17 year-olds to submit a voter registration application.

Section 2 provides a cross-reference to the preregistration authorization in Section 3.

Section 3 allows 17 year-olds that meet all voter registration requirements except for age, to submit a voter registration application.  Seventeen year-olds cannot vote and must not appear on a polling place roster.

Section 4 amends the eligibility certification on voter registration applications to reflect the ability of 17 year-olds to submit a voter registration application.

Section 5 states that data on 17-year-old voter registration applicants do not become public information until the voter is registered or has voting history.

Section 6 allows election officials to use the remaining supply of voter registration forms for applicants who are 18-years-old or older.  For 17-year-old applicants, a voter registration application must meet the requirements of Section 4.  Any new applications that are printed must meet the requirements of Section 4.

Section 7 repeals Section 6 on June 1, 2017.

Section 8 provides an immediate effective date.

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