By adamg on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 2:40pm
The Boston City Council approved a resolution today to support a proposed state law that would let cities and towns lower their minimum voting ages in city elections from 18 to 16.
Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) and Kim Janey (Roxbury) say it's time for the proposed law, now in the House.
"They're old enough to drive, to work, to pay taxes," Janey said, noting that former councilor Ayanna Pressley has introduced similar legislation for federal elections. She added it's only fair that young people in Boston schools be allowed to have some say in picking leaders who will determine the future of those schools.