Amendment Article XIV
Changes the voter registration period for pre-registering 17-year-olds.
CONSTITUTION ARTICLE VI, Section 11
Committee: Government Administration and Elections: 900, 911
Total Pages: 12 pages
Adopted: November 26, 1980 by a popular vote of 370,326 in favor and 326,503 against.
“[This] would remove … the four month time period limitation on pre-registration of 17-year-olds … [which] prevents … an effective voter registration drive … when school is in session. A four month period begins in July, whereas a five or six month period could begin in May or June …”
–John Maloney [Elections Attorney and Director of Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office] explaining proposed constitutional amendment Senate Joint Resolution No. 69 at the Government Administration and Elections committee public hearing held on March 21, 1979.