SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (KFVS)- It's a big question every election, how do you get more people to vote?
Some in Illinois say by lowering the voting age.
"What amendment gave 18 year olds the right to vote?" asked Mike Karoski to his government class.
In Karoski's government class at West Frankfort High School, it's 18 and 17-year-olds who fill the seats.
"26th," replied one student.
But a proposal that made its way to the senate now wants 17-year-olds to fill out the ballots in primary elections.
And this is how it works:
If that 17-year-old turns 18 for the November general election, he/she could vote.
The proposal was approved in the House by a margin of 95-22.
But not all of Karoski's students are on board with the idea.
"The underclassmen aren't as educated as seniors are. Being 17 myself, I don't feel that I have the responsibility yet to vote," said Hunter Griffith, a senior.