HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION R

May 19, 2020, Introduced by Reps. Warren, Tate, Cynthia Johnson, Lasinski, Koleszar and Brixie and referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics.

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by amending section 1 of article II, to provide that at a primary election a citizen who will be 18 years of age on or before the date of the next November election and who is otherwise qualified to vote may vote at that primary election.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Michigan, That the following amendment to the state constitution of 1963, to provide that at a primary election a citizen who will be 18 years of age on or before the date of the next November election and who is otherwise qualified to vote may vote at that primary election, is proposed, agreed to, and submitted to the people of the state:

ARTICLE II

Sec. 1. Every citizen of the United States who has attained the age of 21 18 years, who has resided in this state six months, and who meets the requirements of local residence provided by law, shall be an elector and qualified to vote in any election except as otherwise provided in this constitution. The legislature shall define residence for voting purposes.

At a primary election, a citizen of the United States who has not attained 18 years of age but will be 18 years of age on or before the date of the next November election and who is otherwise qualified to vote shall be qualified to vote at that primary election.

Resolved further, That the foregoing amendment shall be submitted to the people of the state at the next general election in the manner provided by law.