Judge Rules 17-Year-Olds Can Vote In Ohio Primary
A judge ruled against the Ohio secretary of state's interpretation of a voting law.By Eugene Daniels | March 11, 2016
A judge ruled 17-year-olds in Ohio can indeed vote in Tuesday's presidential primary. It sounds weird, but bear with us.
Ohio law allows anyone who will turn 18 between primary voting and the general election in November to vote in primaries. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted interpreted that law to somehow exclude presidential primaries, a departure from the 2008 primary.
Husted concluded the not-quite-18-year-olds can nominate candidates but can't elect delegates to political party conventions, which is what happens during the primary season.