Virginia lawmaker renews push to lower voting age …
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – A Virginia Democrat wants to lower the voting age for local elections to 16, a change to the state’s constitution that voters would ultimately need to approve.
After previous efforts failed, Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) is once again proposing a constitutional amendment ahead of the 2023 General Assembly session to allow Virginians 16 and older to register to vote and cast ballots in local elections.
This includes races for mayor, city council, school boards and county boards of supervisors. Rasoul said changing the minimum voting age for state and federal elections would require a change to the U.S. Constitution.