Oregon lawmakers are pushing a bill that would amend the state’s constitution to lower the voting age in the state from 18 to 16, the Oregonian reports.
“They hope to put it before voters in 2020.”
“Pressing issues affecting young people have brought the voting age down before. It used to be 21 before the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1971, lowered it to 18. The amendment was fueled in part by teenagers facing the draft for the Vietnam War, which had become increasingly unpopular.”