NH Legislature Considers Letting People Under 18 Vote In Primary Elections

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/05 2014 01:38PM

Updated 03/05 2014 06:17PM

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire legislature is considering changing the state's constitution to let people under the age of 18 vote in primary elections. 

The amendment would only allow someone under the age of 18 to vote if they will be 18 prior to the general election. 

The proposal would go before voters during the November 2014 elections. Both the Senate and House will have to vote to get the proposal on the November ballot.

If allowed, the amendment would need a 2/3 vote on Election Day to pass. Governor Hassan would then decide when the amendment would go into effect. 

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