Sparked by the story of 17-year-old Sarah Boltuck, a Maryland teenager on the verge of losing her right to vote in the 2008 primary elections, FairVote worked closely with state allies like Sen. Jamie Raskin in winning a dramatic reversal to protect youth voting rights. All 17-year-old citizens who will 18 by Election Day in November 2008 will be able to vote in Maryland's Feb. 12 primary -- a ruling affecting thousands of voters. FairVote is launching a campaign with other civic groups and the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals to notify eligible students of the registration deadline in the spirit of our vision of universal voter registration.
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[ Baltimore Sun - 12/20 ]
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