Lower the Voting Age to 16

“Young people who are smart enough and engaged enough to shape the debate about gun violence are smart enough and engaged enough to vote,” writes John Nichols for The Nation.

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Jon Lovett: Lower the Voting Age to 16

Pod Save America’s Jon Lovett makes a powerful and comprehensive case for lowering the voting age. “You are young but it is time you get in the habit of democracy. You are young but voting isn’t for other people. It’s for you. It has to be.”

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Interest in Vote16 Surges as Student Activism Shines

Interest in lowering the voting age has surged recently, as student-led activism stemming from the school shooting in Parkland demonstrates the power of young people to affect change and serves as a powerful reminder that young people's perspectives and experiences...

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Let Teenagers Vote

This Bloomberg column argues that if we allow more sophisticated political action from high school students, like organizing marches and lobbying legislators, we should also allow them to vote.

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16-year-olds could vote in Greenbelt elections after referendum passes

An advisory referendum to grant 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in municipal elections in Greenbelt, MD passed with 53 percent of the vote November 7, 2017. Youth leaders are optimistic that the city council will pass a charter amendment to officially lower the local voting age in the coming months.

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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