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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
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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.

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