Four U.S. cities allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote, including Maryland’s Takoma Park, Greenbelt and Hyattsville. D.C. Council member Charles Allen just introduced legislation that would lower voting age from 18 to 16. Kojo will discuss the proposal with Allen, a D.C. student journalist, and a former Takoma Park council member who was critical of the policy change in his city.


  • Charles Allen Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 6); @charlesallen
  • Fred Schultz Former Takoma Park council member (Ward 6).
  • Benjamin Korn Student journalist at Wilson High School, Washington, DC; Co-editor-in-chief of the Wilson Beacon. @benkorn123

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