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NJ Governor ‘Expands Access To The Ballot Box’ To Some 17-Year-Olds

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New Jersey’s Democratic Governor, Phil Murphy, signed a bill allowing seventeen-year-olds to vote in primaries if they will be 18 by the next general election.

The law, set to take effect in 2026, aims to expand access to the ballot box and engage a new generation of voters.

Previously, 17-year-olds could only register if they would turn 18 by the general election.

“We see how the decisions we make today impact future generations,” Gov. Phil Murphy said.

“I am proud to sign legislation that expands access to the ballot box while engaging and empowering a new generation of voters.”

The bill passed with mostly Democratic support and some Republican opposition.

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