The Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which would lower DC's voting age to 16, was introduced April 10, 2018 with seven of the thirteen City Councilmembers signed on as co-introducers. A flurry of press coverage highlighted the benefits of this bill and the young people working to advocate for it.
Local press highlights include:
— Youthful March for Our Lives revives push to lower voting age to 16 in D.C. Washington Post.
— Give a lower voting age a try. Washington Post editorial.
— Should D.C.’s 16 And 17-Year-Olds Get The Right To Vote?. The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU Radio.
— Bill would lower DC voting age to 16. WTOP.
— DC considers lowering voting age to 16. WUSA 9.
— Bill Seeks to Lower D.C. Voting Age to 16. Washington Informer, April 18.
National coverage includes:
— A New Bill Would Give DC High Schoolers the Right to Vote. Mother Jones.