15 May

City lowers voting age for its elections to 16

This fascinates me, as I’ve long since wondered about the age limits of voting. Children are often ignored as constituents and government doesn’t really cater much to them. Yet their needs are just as important. Car-centric culture limits their range. Their futures are affected by global warming.

How low can it be dropped, I wonder?

I’ve had a small story snippet playing with this idea, so this as much a note to myself to tag and come back to later.

“A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16.

The Takoma Park City Council voted 6-1 on Monday to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in city elections starting in November.”

(Via Md. city lowers voting age for its elections to 16.)