ACA 4:

Expanding Youth Voting Rights


Assemblymember Kevin Mullin

Would have given youth a voice in the democratic process and helped to instill a lifelong habit of voting by providing an opportunity for California’s youth to have a larger role in electing representatives. Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 4, which required voter approval, became Proposition 18 on the November 2020 General Election ballot and was rejected by voters, would have allowed 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections provided that they turn 18 years of age by the time of the general election.

Bill info from the legislature
Issues: Voter Access

CLCV Supported

Top Priority Bill

Top Priority Bill


Passed Assembly 56-16

Passed Senate 31-10

Passed by the Legislature but rejected by voters

VOTE EVENT: Vote in Assembly Concurrence, June 26, 2020Status: Passed

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted negatively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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