Sweet 16 just did, in fact, get sweeter.
As of yesterday, our bill to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register to vote is on its way to the Governor’s desk!
Allowing young people to preregister to vote means more of ‘em will vote. This bill will allow 16 & 17-year-olds to start preparing early for their civic duty. They’ll be able to register at the DMV, when they’re already there failing their driver’s test. Just another sign that increased participation amongst young voters is here to stay. Awwwww, yeah.
So much love to those who helped make it happen – the volunteers who testified, the interns who lobbied, and the bill sponsors – Representative Singer and Senator Kerr.