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AN ACT concerning elections.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Election Code is amended by adding Section
3-6 as follows:
(10 ILCS 5/3-6 new)
Notwithstanding any other provision
of law, a person who is 17 years old on the date of a primary
election and who is otherwise qualified to vote is qualified to
vote at that primary, including voting an absentee, grace
period, or early voting ballot with respect to that primary, if
that person will be 18 years old on the date of the immediately
following general election.
References in this Code and elsewhere to the requirement
that a person must be 18 years old to vote shall be interpreted
in accordance with this Section.
For the purposes of this Act, an individual who is 17 years
of age and who will be 18 years of age on the date of the
general election shall be deemed competent to execute and
attest to any voter registration forms.