17-Year-Olds In Illinois May Soon Be Able to Vote

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(KTVI) – Voting isn’t just for those 18 years and older. At least not in the state of Illinois.  People 17 years old may soon be able to vote.

Governor Pat Quinn has signed the legislation that would allow them to vote in primary elections if they will be 18 years old by the General Election date.

The new law takes effect January 1st.