San Francisco may allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote

San Francisco may become the first major US city to allow 16-year-olds to vote as advocates say it will be 'good for democracy at every level' to lower the age from 18 Teens as young as 16 years old may get the chance to vote in San Francisco  In November, residents of the city will vote to determine if 16 and 17 year olds will be allowed to vote in future local elections  The city would become first major US city to lower age by two years if it passes 

By Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:40 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 14:40 BST, 13 September 2020

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A California city may soon allow teens ages, 16 and 17, to vote in local elections. 

San Francisco residents will not only be voting in the presidential election come November, but they will also cast votes to determine if youth will be allowed to vote in municipal elections. 

Advocates in the city have been pushing such measures since 2016, when the first legislation failed with 48 per cent of the vote, according to NBC News. 

'I really think that Vote 16 will help youth of color in San Francisco establish the habit of voting at an earlier age, and really provide them with the support and the resources that they need to continue building on that habit as they grow older,' organizer, Crystal Chan, told the network. 

San Francisco residents (pictured) will not only be voting in the presidential election come November, but they will also cast votes to determine if youth will be allowed to vote in municipal elections

San Francisco residents (pictured) will not only be voting in the presidential election come November, but they will also cast votes to determine if youth will be allowed to vote in municipal elections

San Francisco would become the first major US city to lower the voting age by two years if the proposition passes. 

Some US cities have already allowed teens as

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