Some Ohio Teens Are Fighting For Their Right To Vote In The Primary
This year's Ohio Election Manual says 17-year-olds cannot vote in the presidential primary. So now there's a lawsuit arguing they can.By Stephanie Liebergen | March 8, 2016
Everyone knows when you turn 18 years old in the U.S., you can vote. Apparently, it's not so simple.
A group of 17-year-olds in Ohio filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Secretary of State Jon Husted claiming he is denying their right to vote in the March 15 primary.
The Ohio Revised Code states that "every qualified elector" who will be 18 by the general election "shall be entitled to vote such ballot at the primary election."