VOTE16NJ
Mission to lower the voting age to 16 in local NJ elections

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Let's Get the Representation we Deserve

We can drive.

We can work.

We can pay taxes.

We can register to vote.

But we can’t vote until 18. 

This doesn’t make sense. 

Voting in one election makes an individual

25

%

more likely to vote in the next election.

16-year-olds score 

higher

in civic knowledge compared to adults over the age of 18.

There was an estimated 

53-55

%

voter turnout for young voters (18-29) in the 2020 election.

About

250,000

minors are jailed, tried, or sentenced as adults each year.

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Voter turnout in a city that implemented this policy

POLITICAL SUPPORT

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."

ALFRED GUSENBAUER*

"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."

Click here to learn more about Austria's implementation

*Former Chancellor of Austria

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