H. R. 576
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 28, 2021
Mr. Neguse (for himself, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Ms. Norton, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Soto, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Jones, Mr. Blumenauer, and Mr. Johnson of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration
To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require States to accept applications to register to vote in elections for Federal office in the State from individuals under 18 years of age at the time of application.
This Act may be cited as the
Next Generation Votes Act.
Acceptance of voter registration applications from individuals under 18 years of age
Acceptance of applications
Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52 U.S.C. 20507) is amended—
by redesignating subsection (j) as subsection (k); and
by inserting after subsection (i) the following new subsection:
Acceptance of applications from individuals under 18 years of age
A State may not refuse to accept or process an individual’s application to register to vote in elections for Federal office on the grounds that the individual is under 18 years of age at the time the individual submits the application, so long as the individual is at least 16 years of age at such time.
No effect on State voting age requirements
Nothing in paragraph (1) may be construed to require a State to permit an individual who is under 18 years of age at the time of an election for Federal office to vote in the election.
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to elections occurring on or after January 1, 2021.