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Friday, December 21, 2007

MD Board of Elections Reverses Ruling on 17 yr. old Right to Vote

Yesterday, the Maryland state Board of Elections ruled a seventeen year old may vote in Maryland's primary election on February 12, 2008 if they will be turning eighteen by the date of the general election held on November 4, 2008.

This was a reversal of an earlier ruling and occurred after they received an opinion from Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler.

The Baltimore Sun has a story on this today and you can read by clicking the following link:,0,6283412,print.story

This seems like a very reasonable decision and let's hope this results in an upswing in the number of young people who vote!

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