Illinois Joins States That Allow 17-Year-Olds to Vote in Primaries
Gov. Pat Quinn said Illinois joins at least 20 states that set a younger age limit for primary voters, citing a national voting advocacy group.
Beginning next year, 17-year-olds can vote in Illinois party primary elections as long as they will be 18 by the time of the following general election, under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Wednesday.