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March 14th 2008
If you register them, they will vote Maryland Community Newspapers Online

FairVote's Adam Fogel encourages the Maryland General Assembly to set a uniform voter registration age of 16.

March 4th 2008
Should 17 Year Olds Vote in the Primaries?

FairVote's Adam Fogel discusses the increase in youth participation in the presidential primaries and the benefits of allowing 17-year-olds to vote if they'll be 18 by November.

March 3rd 2008
Think you have the right to vote? Think again
The DeLand Deltona Beacon

Leon County (FL) Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho discusses the need for an affirmative right to vote in the U.S. Constitution.

February 1st 2008
Experts Say Young Voters Will Play Pivotal Role in 2008
Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

FairVote's Right to Vote Director Adam Fogel comments on youth voter participation going into the Feb. 5 "Super Tuesday" contests in 22 states.

January 25th 2008
FairVote RI targets teen pre-registration
Providence Phoenix

Article covering range of activities by FairVote RI in support of youth voter pre-registration legislation in Rhode Island.

January 22nd 2008
Pa. lawmakers push to give primary vote to 17-year-olds
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PA legislators look to follow Maryland's lead by allowing 17-year-old primary voting.

January 21st 2008
One Teen's Campaign To Restore Voting Rights
The Washington Post

The Washington Post profiles Sarah Boltuck, a Maryland teenager fighting for 17-year-old primary voting rights. FairVote's Rob Richie is quoted.

January 8th 2008
Generation NR (not-registered)
Wiretap Magazine

FairVote's Adam Fogel and Ari Savitzky discuss youth voter registration policy and improving civic participation.

January 3rd 2008
Vote early, vote often
Newport Mercury

Newport, RI editorial endorsing FairVote RI's youth pre-registration proposal.

December 21st 2007
17-year-olds can vote in primary
The Baltimore Sun

MD Board of Elections allows 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if 18 by the general election. FairVote plans education campaign to get the word out.

December 20th 2007
Reversal on teen voting likely
The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun reports that the Maryland BOE is expected to reverse itself by allowing 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the general to vote in primary elections.

December 20th 2007
Maryland primaries open to 17-year-olds
The Washington Times

The Washington Times reports that 17-year-olds in Maryland who will be 18 by the general election can vote in the Feb. 12 primaries.

December 19th 2007
Gansler Urges Md. to Allow 17-Year-Olds to Vote in Primary
The Washington Post

With the Maryland AG backing 17-year-old voting in primaries, the State Board of Elections is expected to reverse its policy tomorrow. FairVote is set to begin a public information campaign to notify students of the change.

December 18th 2007
Pushing to Restore a Vote at 17
The Washington Post

Former FairVote Board member and State Senator Jamie Raskin takes the lead in restoring voting rights to Maryland's eligible 17-year-olds in primary elections.

December 17th 2007
Residents Keep D.C. Vote Fight Brewing
The Washington Post

FairVote partner, DC Vote, holds a "tea party" at the Georgetown Waterfront to end taxation without representation in Washington, D.C.

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