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VOTE16USA

Vote16USA is a national campaign, organized by Generation Citizen, that supports efforts to extend voting rights to 16- and 17-year-olds on the local and state levels, helps start new local campaigns, and elevates the issue’s prominence on a national level.

Did you vote for mayor this week?

Hundreds of municipalities held elections for mayor, city council, and other local leaders on Tuesday. If you filled out a ballot, you might be one of the few. While some mayoral elections made history, many cities saw fewer than 30% of eligible residents fill out a ballot, continuing the long-established trend of low participation in the elections that are closest to home.

GENERATION CITIZEN AND VOTE16USA HELP LAUNCH VOTE 16 RESEARCH NETWORK TO ANALYZE IMPACT OF LOWERING VOTING AGE IN THE UNITED STATES

On August 23, Generation Citizen and its Vote16USA initiative, in conjunction with partners across the University of Maryland, announced its participation in the Vote 16 Research Network, a community-led collaboration between the university, community leaders, young...

Apply to join the 2021-2022 Youth Advisory Board!

Applications to join the 2021-2022 Youth Advisory Board are now live! The deadline is July 29.

State legislatures consider bills to lower voting age to 16 in 2021

Young people and elected officials are working on legislation to lower the voting age in states across the country, and we’re here to help you keep track of the action. Read on for more details on bills that are in the works or have been recently introduced in state...