Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Boulder teens push to lower local voting age to 16

By: Alex Burness, Boulder Daily Camera
May 14, 2017 Updated: May 14, 2017 at 5:07 pm
0
Caption +
Eva Martinez, left and Leo Greer (photo by Paul Aiken, Boulder Daily Camera).

This November, Boulder citizens may get to vote on who gets to vote.

Here, as in nearly every other town in America, the voting age for municipal elections is 18 — the same as the federal voting age.

But members of the city's Youth Opportunities Advisory Board believe the local threshold should be lowered, and they may find sympathetic ears on the City Council.

They offer a series of arguments for why kids aged 16 and 17 deserve a vote, and chief among them is the case that allowing them that privilege will help instill the habit of voting that so many young people don't pick up.

Read more at dailycamera.com

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

or
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 
This is your last FREE article for the month
This is your last FREE article for the month

Subscribe now and enjoy Unlimited Digital Access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
You have reached your article limit for the month
You have reached your article limit for the month

We hope that you've enjoyed your complimentary access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.