D.C. wants to give 16 year olds the right to vote

From Brongersma
Jump to: navigation, search

Washington, D.C. could become the first jurisdiction in the country to allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections, including the presidential election, if a bill before the city council is enacted. The legislation was introduced Tuesday by Council Member Charles Allen, a Democrat who believes young voters are unfairly taxed without representation since many high school students work and are otherwise treated as adults. He also believes allowing 16-year-olds to vote - sophomores and juniors in high school - will encourage them to be more active in political causes they believe in.

source: Article 'D.C. wants to give 16 year olds the right to vote' by Jesse Seidman; news.vice.com/en_us/article/ywxew5/dc-wants-to-give-16-year-olds-the-right-to-vote; VICE News; 14 April 2018