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17-year-olds cast first votes in
March 18 primary

Associated Press, by Kerry Lester

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/16/2014 2:21:02 AM

PALATINE, Ill. — As a high school senior in the Chicago suburb of Palatine, Kira Swearingen´s weeks are packed with schoolwork, babysitting, interning at a local elementary school and coaching cheerleading. Yet, the Fremd High School student is also carving out time to research the campaigns of Illinois primary candidates — reading articles, scrolling through their Facebook pages and campaign websites and talking out the issues at her family dinner table. Swearingen is one of more than 11,000 17-year-old students across the state who registered to vote in the primary under a new state law, an opportunity many newly christened voters

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 3/16/2014 10:22:45 AM     (No. 9770867)

easier to get THESE new multi-voters signed up than illegal multi-voters..
now you know why the Dems are not TOO worried about their re-election chances..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doctor P, 3/16/2014 10:32:03 AM     (No. 9770892)

If they are old enough to vote then they ought to old enough to carry a weapon or drink.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 3/16/2014 11:09:40 AM     (No. 9770931)

Sign ups make them eligible for an absentee ballot.

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