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The city of Golden, Colo., is set to vote in November on whether to lower the minimum voting age in local elections from 18 to 16, The Denver Post reported Monday.
The news outlet reported that the city of 21,000, located just outside Denver, would be the first Colorado community to approve such a measure. If passed, voters as young as 16 would be able to cast ballots in elections for local candidates and on local issues.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Golden City Council put the measure on the November ballot late last month, the Post reported.
The state legislature previously discussed a bill that would have lowered the voting age in school board races to 16, though it never came to fruition.
If approved, the new age minimum would likely go into effect in November 2019, the Post reported. Golden would still require residents to be at least 18 years old to run for office.
— Growing Democracy (@GrowingDemocra1) August 31, 2018
Congrats to Golden, Colorado for taking the first steps toward lowering the local voting age to 16! https://t.co/ezid9v50E1?
— Vote16USA (@Vote16USA) August 30, 2018
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