Broward: Sign Up To Vote When You Sign Up To Drive
Published June 11th 2007 in CBS 4
If they are old enough to drive, they're old enough to vote - well almost.

Broward County is moving ahead with plans to pre-register 16-year olds to vote when they apply for a Florida's driver's license.

Governor Charlie Crist signed a measure into law earlier this year that lowered the pre-registration age from 17 to 16. Once registered, the teens automatically receive a voter identification card in the mail on their 18th birthday. And while they can't vote, they are eligible to become poll workers and work at the precincts on election day.

The new legislation compliments a high school voter registration program which over the last couple of years have registered, or pre-registered, more than 20-thousand teens.

In order for a 16-year old to pre-register, all they have to do is complete a voter's registration form.