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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...

125 Members of Congress Support Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 16

March 3, 2021 Today, 125 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of an amendment to the HR.1 "For the People Act" legislation to add a provision to lower the voting age to 16 for federal elections.  The amendment was authored by Congresswomen...

Amendment to HR.1 “For the People Act” Seeks to Lower Voting Age to 16

U.S. House of Representatives will vote on proposed amendment to lower voting age to 16 for federal elections.

Vote16 Legislation Introduced in Congress

On February 4, legislation was introduced in Congress proposing a Constitutional Amendment to lower the voting age to 16 nationwide. The legislation, H.J.Res.23, was introduced by Rep. Grace Meng of New York, along with 17 original co-sponsors. When the...

Another Maryland City Has Lowered The Local Voting Age, the 5th To Make the Change

The city of Mount Rainier, MD has officially extended voting rights to 16- and 17-year-olds for municipal elections, according to the Route 1 Reporter. The city, which is in Prince George's County, is the 5th Maryland city to make this change, following the lead of...

Vote16 Legislation Introduced in Congress

On February 4, legislation was introduced in Congress proposing a Constitutional Amendment to lower the voting age to 16 nationwide. The legislation, H.J.Res.23, was introduced by Rep. Grace Meng of New York, along with 17 original co-sponsors. When the...

Contact your representative to support the Vote16 constitutional amendment

Excited about the proposed constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 16? Follow these steps to contact your U.S. House representative to ask them to co-sponsor the legislation, or to thank them if they are already a co-sponsor.   These steps will...

Youth Council Wants To Propose Lowering Voting Age in Framingham to 17

The Framingham Source reports on youth-led work to lower the voting age for local elections.

Mount Rainier lowers voting age to 16

Route 1 Reporter breaks the news on Mount Rainier becoming the fifth Maryland city to lower the voting age.

March 12, 2020

Dear friend, I hope this note finds you well. I know we are all going through a stressful time, to say the least. In the midst of ongoing uncertainty, it’s been a bit of a respite to reflect on some positive news within the Vote16USA movement. I’m excited to share the...

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February 11, 2020

Dear friend, We launched Vote16USA in 2015 by publishing a white paper that outlined the research behind the idea of lowering the voting age, progress to date, and where it was most feasible to pursue advocacy. That paper, which ultimately...

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"16 year olds deal with peer pressure, gun violence, drugs, bullying and more. We're mature enough to rise above all of that, and we do have a voice."

Elijah Robinson

16, Washington, D.C.

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