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Northampton, MA votes to lower the voting age

City Council in Northampton, MA voted unanimously to lower the voting age. Next step: the State House for a home rule charter change! Great work from our Vote16USA leaders in MA, one of which is a youth advisory board member!

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States Want Voters to Start Young

The USA Today highlights efforts to establish voter pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds: “Many states hope to increase voter engagement by allowing students to pre-register or, in some cases, to vote before turning 18.”

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A Case For Giving 16-Year-Olds The Vote

After the nationwide “March For Our Lives” demonstrations, and the public discourse that followed, NPR’s Michel Martin reflects on the proposal to give teens a say at the ballot box.

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I believe that voting should be the centerpiece of civic education.

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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