Voting Rights Roundup: Washington, D.C. could give 16-year-olds the right to vote
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● Washington, D.C.: Our nation's capital may soon become the first major jurisdiction in America to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 after a majority of the city council expressed its support for a proposal to do so. This bill would lower the voting age in both local and presidential elections, which would make D.C. the first place in the country to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in federal elections. In 2013, Takoma Park, Maryland became the first American city to lower the...


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