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KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA The Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which was proposed by D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) in April and would allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote, has been indefinitely delayed.

Proposed Legislation to Lower Voting Age in District Tabled

The Washington, D.C. Council indefinitely tabled proposed legislation that would have lowered the D.C. federal election voting age to 16 on Tuesday. The proposed legislation, the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, would have made D.C. the first city in the United States to allow minors to vote in all[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Tom Garrett (R-Va.) introduced legislation seeking to weaken D.C. gun control laws March 15.

Congress Looks to Weaken DC Firearm Laws

Republicans in Congress introduced a bill this month to weaken gun control laws in Washington, D.C., sparking criticism from District officials concerned with federal meddling in local policies. Freshman Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) introduced legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives to weaken D.C.’s gun regulations March 15.[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

In the latest of a series of actions to foster statehood for Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) called for a November citywide vote to make D.C. the nation’s 51st state in a speech delivered on Emancipation Day, on April 16. Despite progress in District independence, including a March 18[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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If the new law passes, 16-year-olds would be welcomed to voting booths in the District of Columbia, like those at local Georgetown polling place Duke Ellington School of the Arts, pictured.

Bill Aims to Lower Voting Age

District of Columbia Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) has introduced a bill that would lower the voting age from 18 to 16 for municipal and federal elections held in Washington, D.C. Councilmembers David Grosso (I-At Large) and Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1) are co-sponsoring the bill. Even if the council passes[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 1 comment City News, News - Top