NJ activists got the voting age lowered in the ’70s. Will NJ lead the Vote16 effort?

NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) – Now that 16- and 17-year-olds are allowed to vote in New Jersey’s largest city, in an election for a specific office, should that right be expanded state-wide — or even nationwide — to a wide variety of elected offices?

That’s a question that legislators are now asking across the Garden State, which was itself a national leader in getting the voting age lowered to 18 nationwide.

Newark grants limited voting rights to 16, 17 year olds

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