HB0226 EnrolledLRB098 03136 KMW 33151 b

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 adding Section
53-6 as follows:
6    (10 ILCS 5/3-6 new)
7    Sec. 3-6. Voting age. Notwithstanding any other provision
8of law, a person who is 17 years old on the date of a primary
9election and who is otherwise qualified to vote is qualified to
10vote at that primary, including voting an absentee, grace
11period, or early voting ballot with respect to that primary, if
12that person will be 18 years old on the date of the immediately
13following general election.
14    References in this Code and elsewhere to the requirement
15that a person must be 18 years old to vote shall be interpreted
16in accordance with this Section.
17    For the purposes of this Act, an individual who is 17 years
18of age and who will be 18 years of age on the date of the
19general election shall be deemed competent to execute and
20attest to any voter registration forms.