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March 30, 2016
"I am proud that New York State will be joining a group of other very progressive states in allowing 17 year olds to vote in primaries, particularly because we understand and it's also documented that when they are allowed to do so it encourages more numbers at the polls on election day and it also encourages young people to be more involved in civic engagement and opportunities," said Assemblywoman Walker on legislation that allows 17 year olds to vote in a primary if they will be 18 years old by the date of the presidential election. A504