Assembly Approves Speaker pro Tem Mullin's Measure Allowing 17 Year Olds to Vote

(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s effort to allow 17 year-olds to vote in primary elections provided they will be 18 by the time of the General Election, passed off the Assembly floor with 57 votes and is headed to the Senate. “The time has come for ACA 4,” Mullin stated. “California is behind the curve on this issue and it’s time for us to join the many other states that already have this law in place.” Mullin says he’s optimistic the Senate will also see the importance of this bill and give the voters of California the opportunity to cast their vote on this issue in California’s March 2020 primary.