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Oregon Bill Would Let Teens Register to Vote at 16

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SALEM, Ore. - Oregon teens could soon be able to register to vote when they turn 16 and get a driver's license.

The Oregon House approved the measure Tuesday. Teens would not be able to cast a ballot until they turn 18, but supporters hope the measure would increase participation among young voters.

Lawmakers rejected a counter-proposal that would have prohibited minors from joining political parties. It also would have kept their contact information private from campaigns, political parties, and others that collect data from voter rolls.

The measure now heads to the state Senate.

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