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Changes the voter registration period for pre-registering 17-year-olds.
CONSTITUTION ARTICLE VI, Section 11
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 States Office] explaining proposed constitutional amendment Senate Joint Resolution No. 69 at the Government Administration and Elections committee public hearing held on March 21, 1979.