Lower the Voting Age in Municipal Elections

In a growing trend that began with Takoma Park, Maryland, many cities are exploring lowering the voting age to 16 or 17 for municipal elections.

Many young people are engaging in civic leadership in their communities, working jobs, as well as going to school, yet are not able to vote on issues and decisions that directly affect their lives.

This strategy guide lays out data that show the benefits of youth voting, cities that are currently experimenting with lowering the voting age, and important considerations for local officials considering this type of policy.

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Lower the Voting Age in Municipal Elections
Lower the Voting Age in Municipal Elections
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