Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA

Measure Y1 Passes to Lower Voting Age for School Board Elections Voters in Berkeley overwhelmingly approved Measure Y1, which gives the city council the authority to approve a lower voting age for school board elections through a basic ordinance. The measure passed...
Hyattsville, MD

Hyattsville, MD

Hyattsville followed the lead of its neighbor Takoma Park and lowered the voting age to 16 in 2015. A grassroots effort convinced the city council to vote for the change. Maryland’s legal structure made it relatively simple for Takoma Park and Hyattsville to lower the...
Takoma Park, MD

Takoma Park, MD

Takoma Park was the first city to lower the voting age in the United States. The Takoma Park city council voted to lower the voting age for all city elections in 2013. The reform was passed in the context of a larger effort to expand voting rights in the city. In the...