Vermont Town May Allow 16- And 17-Year-Olds To Vote In Local Elections

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March 2, 2015 8:50 a.m.

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections.

Vermont’s current voting age is 18, and that wouldn’t change for state and federal elections. The proposal by Brattleboro resident Kurt Daims (DIMES) would move the minimum age two years younger for town elections.

The town ballot will be held Tuesday. Town Clerk Annette Cappy says she’s not hearing a lot of support for the measure among older voters.

Daims has previously brought new and different ideas to the fore in Brattleboro.

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