Daily Wire: San Francisco To Vote On Whether 16-Year-Olds Should Vote

The Daily Wire reports on the Vote16SF campaign.

The Hill: San Francisco considers changing local voting age to 16

The Hill reports on the Prop G effort in San Francisco.

NBC News: A major American city may soon allow 16-year-olds to vote — and others could follow suit

NBC News reports on the campaign to lower the voting age in San Francisco and the landscape across the country.

Teen Vogue: These Teens Are Leading the Fight to Lower the Voting Age

Teen Vogue speaks with Vote16 youth leaders and scholars as part of a series looking back on the 19th Amendment.

WNYC’s Radiolab podcast catches up with Vote16

WNYC’s Radiolab podcast shares an update on the national landscape for Vote16, including a new interview with Vote16DC leader Alik.

Next City: Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16

This detailed feature story explores the push to lower the voting age to 16 and features voices of youth leaders, researchers, and elected officials. Story by James A. Anderson, Illustrations by Eleanor Barba.

Vote16USA Youth Advisory Board Application 2020-2021

Applications For the 2020-2021 Vote16USA Youth Advisory Board are now live! Read on for additional information, and click here to apply. The deadline is July 26, 2020.  The Vote16USA Youth Advisory Board is a group of young people from around the country who are...

Announcing the Vote16USA Multimedia Storytelling Contest Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of the Vote16USA Multimedia Storytelling Contest! In a deep field of stellar submissions, these 10 stood out for their creative and compelling perspectives on lowering the voting age to 16. First Place: "Lowering the Voting Age"...

Bay Area Reporter: LGBT advocates back SF, Oakland youth vote measures

The Bay Area Reporter speaks with advocates for campaigns to lower the voting age in San Francisco and Oakland.

WHAT’S NEW?

Institute’s New Report Proposes Bold Reforms to Increase Voter Turnout

Based on Interviews with Newark Residents, Our Vote, Our Power: Lifting Up Democracy’s Voices in the Garden State Proposes 11 Policies Including Lowering the Voting Age; Mandatory Civics Classes; Restoring the Vote to Incarcerated People; Same Day Registration; Term Limits; Full-Time Legislature; and Eliminating the “Party Line.”

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The 5 Greatest Vote16 Wins of 2019!

As the new year kicks off, let's look back at the top five wins for Vote16 in 2019. #1: 126 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Support Lowering the National Voting Age to 16 On March 8, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives held a vote on a proposed...

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We Need to Lower the Voting Age

While young people represent the least reliable voting demographic by age in the United States, 18 to 24-year-olds have a significant stake in both local and national elections. Youth voters will experience the long-term effects of policy, so increasing youth voter turnout should be a top priority for our government.

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Let’s Lower the Voting Age in City Elections

One idea to increase voter participation is gaining traction: Let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in city elections. The idea is more limited than proposals Congress debated earlier this year to lower the national voting age for federal elections.

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Political Movement Could See Voting Age Lowered to 16

Teens can’t exercise a basic civic duty, voting for candidates and policies of their choice, until they’re 18. For many teenagers, frustrated by government inaction over issues such as climate change and gun control, this is unacceptable.

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A Local Crusade To Lower The Voting Age

Brody is one of the many student activists in Massachusetts who spends his free time advocating for students’ rights. Today, one of the issues he is committed to is lowering the voting age in Massachusetts to 16 for municipal elections.

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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