The Outlook weighs in: Lowering the voting age

This November election season, San Francisco’s Proposition F, if passed, will allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote. Although San Francisco is the first major city to consider lowering the voting age, Takoma Park and Hyattsville, Maryland have a 16-year-old voting age requirement. San Francisco’s measure would only permit 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in city elections. Many argue that 16-year-olds aren’t mature enough to vote yet, but we believe voting rights ought to be expanded to 16 and 17-year-olds.

October 20, 2016