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Voting Age articles on Democracy Chronicles
A voting age is a minimum age established by law that a person must attain to be eligible to vote in a public election. Typically the age is set at 18 years. Also see our section on American democracy or our article archives on Voter Access and Youth Voting.
Teens and even children give public testimony at the legislature. A new measure would allow 17-year-olds to vote in state and local elections.
Cities in 13 states and the District of Columbia have the legal ability to lower the voting age for local elections through amendments.
This book explores the consequences of lowering the voting age to 16 from a global perspective.
High schoolers this decade have stormed out of their classrooms after the 2016 election, demanding protection for immigrants.
The U.S. House defeated an amendment by Congress member Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts) to set the voting age for federal office at age 16.
A new report from CAP’s youth engagement arm, highlights the important role AVR and preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds play.
Portland-based Democratic state Sen. Shemia Fagan introduced a measure Monday to make Oregon the first state in the nation to change voting age .
A state lawmaker from the Silicon Valley has reintroduced a constitutional amendment that would lower the California voting age to 17.
The filmmaker was supposedly inspired after seeing the outpouring of support for the recent March for Our Lives protests