San Francisco Prepares for Vote on Whether to Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote in Local Elections

By  //  September 14, 2020

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would be first major U.S. city to give 16 and 17-year-olds voting rights

San Franciscans will cast their ballots in November to decide whether 16-year-olds can vote in local elections. ( San Francisco Travel Association Image)

(FOX NEWS) – San Franciscans will cast their ballots in November to decide whether 16-year-olds can vote in local elections.

The proposition, if passed, would make San Francisco the first major U.S. city to give 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in municipal elections.

Advocates of the measure say lowering the voting age would instill a lifelong habit of voting.

On its website, Vote16SF says “lowering the voting age can lead to a long-term increase in voter turnout, bringing more citizens in touch with their government and pushing the government to better serve its people.”

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