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Lawmakers could soon lower the voting age to 16 in Washington, D.C.

“It’s pretty hard for anyone to watch the events of the last couple of months and not understand the pure power and maturity of incredibly young voices,” Councilmember Charles Allen said. “They were powerful. They were thoughtful. They were leading. I don’t see how anyone could hear any of those voices and think that person couldn’t make an informed decision like anyone else.”

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Votes for Teens

CEO of Generation Citizen Scott Warren reflects on his experience as a voter and offers arguments as to why the voting age should be lowered to 16.

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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