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Full Text of HB4276  98th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2013 and 2014


Introduced , by Rep. Carol A. Sente


10 ILCS 5/3-6

    Amends the Election Code. Provides that a person who is 17 years old on the date of a consolidated primary election is qualified to vote at that primary if he or she will be 18 years old on the date of the immediately following regular election (now, general election). Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning elections.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing Section
53-6 as follows:
6    (10 ILCS 5/3-6)
7    Sec. 3-6. Voting age. Notwithstanding any other provision
8of law, a person who is 17 years old on the date of a
9consolidated primary election or general primary election and
10who is otherwise qualified to vote is qualified to vote at that
11primary, including voting an absentee, grace period, or early
12voting ballot with respect to that primary, if that person will
13be 18 years old on the date of the immediately following
14regular general election.
15    References in this Code and elsewhere to the requirement
16that a person must be 18 years old to vote shall be interpreted
17in accordance with this Section.
18    For the purposes of this Act, an individual who is 17 years
19of age and who will be 18 years of age on the date of the
20general election shall be deemed competent to execute and
21attest to any voter registration forms.
22(Source: P.A. 98-51, eff. 1-1-14.)



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.