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...

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...
10 ideas that just might save democracy

10 ideas that just might save democracy

10 democracy wishlist ideas from 10 different people–as compiled by the Philly Inquirer. Among the ideas– lowering the voting age to 16 and automatic voter registration, written by two high school students!

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16 TO VOTE by YR Media

16 TO VOTE by YR Media

“The decisions that our elected officials and the important adults in our world make today will affect my generation’s future for the rest of our lives.”

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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