Voting in one election makes an individual
more likely to vote in the next election.
in civic knowledge compared to adults over the age of 18.
There was an estimated
voter turnout for young voters (18-29) in the 2020 election.
minors are jailed, tried, or sentenced as adults each year.
Voter turnout in a city that implemented this policy
REP. GRACE MENG (D-NY)
“[16 and 17-year-olds} have been tremendously engaged on policies affecting their lives and their futures. Their activism, determination, and efforts to demand change are inspirational and have truly impacted our nation. It’s time to give them a voice in our democracy by permitting them to be heard at the ballot box."
REP. MICHAEL BURGESS (R-TX)
"Those who pay taxes should have a voice in our democracy. As a teen, I worked & paid taxes [...] I support policies that encourage work & this could be part of the conversation."
"Young people are absolutely willing to participate actively in the society. A reduction of the voting age to 16 years gives young people a great possibility of participating in the decision making."