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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Bills would permit high school voter registration in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Eligible students could register at their high schools to vote under bills making their way through the state House and Senate.

House bill 423, sponsored by Delegate Ariana Kelly, D-Montgomery, and Senate bill 934, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher, D-Montgomery, would allow students and teachers at public and private high schools who meet the requirements for voter registration to do so at their respective schools.

Each school would designate faculty or staff members to distribute and collect voter registration materials. Those materials would be then submitted to the appropriate state election official within five days of receiving them.

According to Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center, 51 percent of young adults ages 18-24 registered for the 2016 presidential election. Thirty-nine percent voted in the election.



Anonymous said...

My 16 year old child was registered to vote at MVA after passing the licence test. We received the voter registration a short time later by mail.
Can't wait to see if is allowed to vote next election!
BTW-registered Republican!

Anonymous said...

8:15. Sounds like you're raising him right.

Anonymous said...

8:15 if most of the new ones registered this way, they would repeal it before the next election!

Thankfully, your home influence is greater than the indoctrination your child receives at school!

Anonymous said...

Too much room for shenanigans.

Anonymous said...

18 is the right age. This bill is being forced by the heavy Democratic area with a lot of illegals. This age is the last year they can be indoctrinated / influence before they start making their own decisions. VERY POOR DECISION by the Democrats.

Anonymous said...

This makes sense if you look at it from a Communist democratic standpoint. they have indoctrinate our children for decades. they have raised nice little commies in our schools. so of course they would want good little marxists to vote!! sickens me!! does that mean they will now be able to smoke, have guns, drink, join the miltary, marry?

Anonymous said...

Why can't the schools just teach the kids about government and community leadership so they will be anxious to register and participate in elections when they are of age?

Stop leading them by the hand and start leading them with history and logic.

Anonymous said...

age is not the problem, IQ is!