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The Hyattsville City Council decided this month to lower the voting age to 16 in local elections — following the lead of Takoma Park, another Maryland city that did the same in 2013. At the same time, Maryland lawmakers may reconsider expanding the voting rights of student members on local school boards. We examine the research on how to engage young people in the electoral process and explore the debate over whether younger teens are mature and informed enough to vote.
- Rob Richie Executive Director, FairVote: The Center for Voting and Democracy
- Patrick Paschall Hyattsville City Council Member
- Michael McDonald Associate Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
- Dahlia Huh Student Member of the Board of Education, Montgomery County Public Schools; Senior at Clarksburg High School
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