Golden votes no to lower voting age

“But I have a feeling it will someday,” McKee said, adding that despite that it failed at the polls, it was still a worthwhile effort. “It just didn’t quite work out.”

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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