Lowered Voting Age

Young WomanI support lowering the voting age for city elections and issues to 16.

Sixteen year-olds legally work and pay taxes, share our roads, can be tried as an adult for their crimes, and can make commitments to the armed services and in matrimony.

The earlier someone votes, the greater the likelihood that they will be a regular voter. Lowering the voting age gives our community a valuable teaching opportunity to instill civic involvement in young people.