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Vermont town grants 16- and 17-year-olds right to vote in local elections

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A Vermont town has acted on the notion that young voters offer hope for the future, giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote next week in local elections. Those who turn 18 by the November general election will be permitted to vote in the state’s presidential primaries on Super Tuesday. That means some voters in Brattleboro, population 7,500, could have a hand in choosing major party nominees who are more than 60 years older than they are: Democratic President Biden, 81, and Republican front-runner Donald Trump,...

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