Massachusetts debating the vote in local races for 16-year-olds

Posted on AllSides January 22nd, 2020
From The Center

Legislators in Massachusetts are considering two measures Wednesday that would permit municipalities to lower the voting age in local elections.

Enacting the legislation would push the state to the forefront of the growing national movement to extend the franchise to teenagers in the name of boosting civic engagement. Opponents say young people do not merit so much responsibility.

The fact that the legislation has even been put on the state House docket is evidence of solid support among its overwhelmingly Democratic membership. The party also controls the state Senate, but...

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