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Teens on Mayor Youth Council Want to Allow 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary

If the law passes, it will open the door for some 17-year-olds — those born between May and November 2002 — to vote in the 2020 May primary, which will include presidential candidates. Nearly 21,000 people were born in Idaho in 2002, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, but that doesn’t account for residents who moved in or out of the state.

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Kentucky lawmakers wants 16-year-olds to be eligible

“There is no magic age, by which someone is considered responsible,” he said. “There are 56-year-olds about whom we wonder ‘what were they thinking?’ And there are 16-year-olds who are very smart, very intelligent and very well informed about what’s going on.”

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It’s our future, so give us the vote

“The voting age should be 16, to give us more say over the long-term issues that most affect our futures. We are smart, mature and want to change the world. Please give us the chance.”

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Make it 16: a teenager on why we should lower the voting age

“If the voting age was lowered to 16, politicians would be far more likely to take youth opinions and issues seriously, as their votes (and their pay cheques) would rely on it. Unfortunately, right now the disheartening fact is that the youth voice is often ignored, all because we aren’t allowed to vote. Yet.”

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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