U.S. House Democrats introduce a bill to lower the voting age to 16

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill that seems to lower the federal voting age to 16.


The bill, House Resolution 16, was introduced on January 11, 2023, proposes “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States extending the right to vote to citizens sixteen years of age or older.”

The bill would establish “the right of citizens of the United States, who are sixteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.”

In order to go through, the bill would have to repeal the 26th Amendment in the U.S. Constitution, which establishes the federal voting age as 18.

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