Some 17-year-olds may soon be able to vote in New Jersey primaries

New Jersey would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections if they will turn 18 by the general election under legislation that advanced Thursday. The Senate’s state government committee unanimously agreed to advance the bill, dubbed the ‘New Voter Empowerment Act.’ Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., already have such laws, which are intended to boost voter turnout and engage young voters. The bill awaits a vote before the full Senate.

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