Prop. 18 to allow some 17-year-olds in CA to vote if passed

Photo of individuals casting their vote
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This November, California residents will vote on Proposition 18, which would amend the California Constitution to allow certain eligible 17-year-olds to vote in special elections and the primary election. This photo was taken March 3, 2020.

If passed this November, Proposition 18 will allow 17-year-old California residents to participate in a full election cycle if they reach age 18 by the next general election.
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Mostly white UC Regents board juxtaposed with diverse UC Berkeley population

Gov. Gavin Newsom must diversify UC Board of Regents

STATE ISSUES: Diversity at the top encourages diversity at the bottom. Newsom must do better than his predecessors on appointing regents

At the end of his term, former governor Jerry Brown appointed Jonathan “Jay” Sures to the UC Board of Regents — a white man to an already predominantly white male board. Gov. Gavin Newsom must not fall in the footsteps of his predecessors and appoint regents that reflect the diversity of California.
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