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Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:29 AM

Oregon to consider plan to lower voting age to 16

SALEM, Ore. Sixteen-year-olds could vote in Oregon, under a plan unveiled in the Legislature.

The Statesman Journal reports that several state lawmakers are introducing a bill that would ask voters to amend the Oregon Constitution to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 years old.

If the bill passes, the question would go to voters in the 2020 general election. The proposal would make Oregon the first in the nation to lower the statewide voting age to 16 years old.

The bill is backed by The Bus Project, a nonprofit organization that encourages volunteer civic activism in Oregon.

Read more: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/oregon-to-consider-plan-to-lower-voting-age-to-16/

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Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:38 AM

1. IMO, a horrible idea. Most children at age 16 do not have

the requisite maturity to vote. In addition, what new facts are driving this proposed change?

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