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Virginia Constitution

Article II, Section 1:
"Any person who will be qualified with respect to age to vote at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also to vote in any intervening primary or special election."

This means that starting the day AFTER the general election, if you will be 18 by the NEXT general election, you can register to vote, and then vote in a primary or special election even BEFORE you are 18, as long as you will be 18 by the next general election. That rule went into effect in 1977. Interesting.

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cloudtiger
Oct. 28th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we talked about that in Poli Sci. Voting in America is so whacked-up. It's as fair as it's probably going to ever be with the electoral college. Voting is almost a way of life these days, and they've even made a loop hole to make it to where 17 y/o's can vote. That really is interesting.
charyss
Oct. 31st, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
I think I actually registered to vote when I was 17. Maybe not, since my birthday is in January. But it kind of makes sense...more sense than the Electoral College which was established because the founding fathers didn't REALLY trust the average person to be smart enough to know whom to vote for...
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