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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 29, 2013 02:04 PM
From: Representative Kerry A. Benninghoff
To: All House members
Subject: SURE System - former HB 2351
 
In the near future I will be re-introducing HB 2351 from last session. This legislation will allow a 17-year-old elector to register and vote in a primary if the elector will be at least eighteen (18) years old by the date of the corresponding general or municipal election.

The legislation would also add provisions requiring the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) to:
  • Allow 17-year-olds to register to vote.
  • In the district register for a primary, show eligible individuals 17 years of age who will turn 18 years of age before the general or municipal election.
  • In the district register, provide a prompt for election officers to lock 17-year-old votes out of referenda or special elections, or for counties with optical scan systems, a prompt to hand 17-year-old voters a special ballot.
  • Operate so that 17-year-olds who are not registered and enrolled in a party are ineligible to vote in a primary election.

This legislation also clarifies that 17-year-old voters are not eligible to vote in a special election that occurs the same day as the primary or for any referendum. Also clarifies that registered 17-year-olds are eligible to sign and circulate nomination petitions. In the past, similar legislation has had bi-partisan support.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Amy Noel at anoel@pahousegop.com or 717-783-1918.

FORMER COSPONSORS: AUMENT, BAKER , B. BOYLE, CALTAGIRONE , CARROLL , CONKLIN , CUTLER , DALEY , DONATUCCI, DUNBAR, EVANKOVICH, J. EVANS , GIBBONS , GINGRICH , GOODMAN, GROVE, HENNESSEY , HICKERNELL , JOSEPHS , KAUFFMAN , KAVULICH, M. K. KELLER , KORTZ , KOTIK , MANN , MULLERY, M. O'BRIEN , PAYTON , PYLE , RAPP , ROCK , SAMUELSON , SANTONI , SCAVELLO , GILLESPIE , KNOWLES, WHEATLEY and MILNE



Introduced as HB640