Massachusetts town approves lowering voting age to 16
The town of Brookline, Massachusetts is seeking approval from the state to lower the voting age to 16.
WBZ CBS Boston is reporting the decision to lower the voting age was approved by a 142 to 71 vote in a town meeting last Thursday night.
Board Member Raul Fernandez said the elections directly impact young people, telling WBZ, “at the age of 16 they can start working and paying taxes on that work. There’s no reason why these young people should not have a say in our politics and actually giving them a say in our politics will make us even better.”
Opponents say a 16-year-old’s mind is not developed enough.
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