Prop 18

Arjun Shah, Lifestyle Editor

Proposition 18 is a proposed California constitutional amendment that would expand suffrage rights for teenagers. If passed, it would allow 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in its primaries and special elections earlier in the year. 

 A “yes” vote would permit certain 17-year-olds to vote in primaries and special elections. This would allow some high school juniors and seniors to take a more active role in American democracy. 

A “no” vote would maintain current suffrage laws. Only those who are 18 or over would be able to vote in primary and special elections.