New Jersey city council lowers school board voting age to allow 16 and 17-year-old students to participate

A New Jersey city will now be allowing 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to use their voice in school board elections.

A city council vote was unanimously approved by Newark City Council on Wednesday allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in upcoming school board elections.

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka said that he supported the ordinance, saying that “democracy is stronger when more people participate.”

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