Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Young Voting Update

Takoma Park, Maryland, has gone ahead: they've lowered the voting age for local elections to 16. Excellent.

We're talking a suburb of 17K citizens, so it's not exactly a ton of 16 and 17 year old voters. Not to mention that giving them the vote only for local elections isn't exactly likely to produce stampedes at the polling places. Still, it's something. More about the case for teen voting here.

What we really could use is a state deciding to give this a try for all elections. Who wants to step up? Hey, state legislators -- here's an issue available for you which could attract a fair amount of publicity. Someone step up and give it a try!

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