Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1970 NO. 18 > Jul 20 1970

The recent enactment by Congress of an amendment to the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 which is designed to establish a nation-wide minimum voting age of 18 years for all primary or general elections held after January 1, 1970, affords no basis in law for removing the proposed state constitutional amendment which is contained in H.J.R. No. 6 from the forthcoming November, 1970 state general election ballot.

AGO 1966 NO. 107 > Sep 30 1966

For purpose of eligibility to vote, a person does live in the state of Washington if he lives within the geographical limits of the state but in an area over which the United States Congress has the power of "exclusive legislation."