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SF 3453

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/16/2018 08:43am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article VII, section 1;
changing the state and local election voting age from 18 to 16.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.
new text end

new text begin An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If the amendment
is adopted, article VII, section 1, will read:
new text end

Section 1.

Every person deleted text begin18deleted text endnew text begin 16new text end years of age or more who has been a citizen of the United
States for three months and who has resided in the precinct for 30 days next preceding an
election shall be entitled to vote in that precinct. The place of voting by one otherwise
qualified who has changed his residence within 30 days preceding the election shall be
prescribed by law. The following persons shall not be entitled or permitted to vote at any
election in this state: A person not meeting the above requirements; a person who has been
convicted of treason or felony, unless restored to civil rights; a person under guardianship,
or a person who is insane or not mentally competent.

Sec. 2. new text beginSUBMISSION TO VOTERS.
new text end

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2018 general election.
The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to allow persons 16 or more years of age
to vote in state and local elections?
new text end

new text begin Yes .
new text end
new text begin No .
new text end
new text begin "
new text end