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Beware any Tacoma school board member who votes to close Foss High. Bill would let 14-year-old students vote

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Jan. 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm | 5 Comments »
January 31, 2011 2:03 pm

Jason Mercier over at Washington Policy Center found this one before I did…a bill to let students 14 and older vote in school board elections.

The prime (and only) sponsor is new Sen. Scott White, D-Seattle.

Here is the bill in its entirety…

Sen. Scott White

AN ACT Relating to the voting age for school board elections; and
2 amending RCW 28A.320.400.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
4 Sec. 1. RCW 28A.320.400 and 1969 ex.s. c 223 s 28A.58.520 are each
5 amended to read as follows:
6 Qualifications of electors above the age of eighteen at all school
7 elections shall be the same as at a general state or county election.
8 Except as otherwise provided by law, only those electors residing
9 within the district shall be entitled to vote((, and)). Students
10 having attained the age of fourteen as of the date of the election
11 shall be entitled to vote in school board elections for the district in
12 which they are enrolled and in good standing. An elector may vote only
13 at the polling place designated by the proper election official.

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