The latest comes from a really interesting article from Ballot Access News written by election expert Richard Winger:
On March 7, 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. The vote was 126-305. This bill, if enacted, would have been constitutional, according to the U.S. Supreme Court opinion Oregon v Mitchell, from 1970. In that case, the U.S. Supreme Court said the Elections Clause of Article One allows Congress to alter the voting age for federal office, without a constitutional amendment. Thanks to Steve Goodale for this news.
Let us know what you think in your comments below. Should we vote at 16?