The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 152
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November 3, 1968

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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 152

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HALLOWEEN AT ALL GOLD FOTO DEALERS! I A BIG 5x7 COLOR ENLARGEMENT From each roll of Kodacolor Film devel oped and Printed From 620, 120 127 35 mm From 126,11 5 x 5 only Offer ndt Kit. Nov. 9th 5917 So. Dixie West Palm Beach Phone 585-2170 of public life. Thus, a man (or woman) may be a State representative at 21, a Congressman at 25 and a Senator at 30. "Three years of participation as voters in their government is a wise preliminary to opening the door of office to citizens." From the same article Governor Arnall pointed to the effect of the Georgia Constitutional amendment. While the door was opened for participation in all elections at age 18, it did not change existing constitutional and statutory requirements for holding office. It did not remove "any protection from this age group provided by statute." Requirements for guardianship and the like remained unchanged. Nor did it eliminate any of the literacy requirements in effect for Georgia voters. And he cited the result as "an increased vote in those party primaries and general elections held since adoption." Estimates showed that about 20 percent of the vote came from the young group. If the vote in Georgia is 25 years old, what about present day enthusiasm for the idea? All Florida talked to Ben Fortson Jr., Secretary of State, at the Capitol in Atlanta. "I'm personally for it," he said, immediately. "We were the first in the nation to lower the voting age and today our registrars go right into the schools to register new 18-year-olds. Of course, we don't know how many actually vote. There's no way of telling. But it's been very beneficial. "A lot of politicians don't like the idea because they think the kids will vote them out of office. It didn't happen that way at all." Things are changing for the young. Kentucky has taken on the 18-year-old voter successfully. Alaska settled for 19 and Hawaii, held the line at 20 years. Nit-picking? There is no national Constitutional provision for voter age. This is a matter for the States to handle in their own way. To change any age laws. New York, for instance, permits drinking at 18 but not voting. The man in the street takes the old lines, one way or the other. Either for it on a "fight-and-vote" basis, or against it on grounds of lack of NOW IS THE TIME TO FRESHEN UP THE HOUSE. LET US SCIENTIFICALLY CLEAN, RAPID-DRY YOUR WALL-TO-WALL CARPETING. RIGHT IN YOUR OWN HOME. TED sF.nfi: iM: p ti.u av ians sisce iy REPAIRING ALTERING INSURED STORAGE maturity whatever that is. But it is being talked about in every state in the Union and talk has a RUG CLEANERS way of making things happen. S301 SOUTH DIXIE WEST PALM BEACH 585-1701 All Florida Magazine 9

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