Massachusetts

Young people in Massachusetts are working to advocate for 16-year-old voting in Massachusetts on several levels. Most prominently, the EMPOWER Act is a bill in the state legislature that would make it easier for cities and towns to lower the voting age on the local level. In addition, several cities have sent or are working to send home rule petitions to the state legislature seeking approval to implement 16-year-old voting on the local level, which is the process dictated by current state laws.