Illinois now allows people to vote at 17; BND seeks potential voters

News-DemocratJanuary 22, 2014 

Are you 17 and planning to vote in the March primary?

Any 17-year-old who will be 18 years old by the November election will be allowed to register to vote in the primary, under a new Illinois law.

If you're one of those new voters, we'd like to talk to you for a news story. Please contact reporter Elizabeth Donald at

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