Mount Rainier lowers voting age to 16
On January 5, the City Council in Mount Rainier, Maryland, voted unanimously to allow 16-year-olds to vote in city elections. Four other cities in Maryland—Takoma Park, Hyattsville, Greenbelt, and Riverdale Park—already allow 16-year-olds to vote in city elections, making Maryland a national leader in the campaign to lower the voting age to 16.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.