California City To Decide On Lowering Voting Age For Certain Elections

OCONOMOWOC, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 09: Voters cast their ballots at a polling place at the Western Lakes fire station  on August 09, 2022 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Wisconsin is holding its primary election today.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • If approved, the measure would not immediately go into effect, but it would instead allow for the City Council and the School Board to decide if certain conditions in the proposal are reached, including making sure that systems would be able to add the teenagers. 
  • In Maryland, there are already six locations that allow sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds to vote in certain elections, and San Francisco attempted to make the change in 2020, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • During that election cycle, 49.2 percent of San Francisco voters were in favor of a similar proposal to the one facing Culver City, but it didn’t reach the cutoff needed.

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