Lowering the voting age is a bold idea to strengthen our democracy. Research from this country and others suggests that lowering the voting age can improve voter turnout, spur civic engagement, and encourage effective civic education.

For more details on the reasons to lower the voting age and the most relevant research on the topic, check out Vote16USA’s white paper, “Young Voices at the Ballot Box: Advancing Efforts to Lower the Voting Age.”

Voting Age in Other Countries

Countries around the world have voting ages lower than 18.

I have my own opinions and I want them to be heard.

Anna He

16, San Francisco

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