LA Times: Legislation aims to recruit young voters

January 22, 2013

A new proposal would allow California teenagers as young as 15 years old to sign up to eventually vote when they turn 18.

The legislation, SB 113, being pushed by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is aimed at capturing young voters when they get their learner's permit or driver's license.

“Becoming a driver is an important rite of passage, and so is becoming a voter,” Jackson said in a statement. “When teenagers take the wheel to become a driver, we’re saying, let’s create an easy opportunity for them to also become a future voter.”