OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A measure allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote when getting a driver's license is heading to the state senate.
The bill passed the state house today.
Under the bill, those choosing to pre-register would become registered voters upon turning 18.
Bill supporters said the measure would make it easier for young people to vote.
Opponents called it a political stunt that would result in minors accidentally being mailed ballots.