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Oakland Voters To Decide On Allowing 16 And 17 Year Olds To Vote In School Board Elections

Mercury News-


The Oakland City Council agreed Tuesday to put a measure on the November ballot asking voters if youths ages 16 and 17 should be allowed to vote in school board elections.

The council unanimously agreed to place it on the ballot after dozens of speakers spoke in favor of the measure. If passed, the measure would allow citizens 16 years and older to vote for Oakland Unified School District’s school board directors.

Aimee Eng, a school board director, spoke in favor of the measure at Tuesday’s council meeting during public comment. She, along with many others, supported the idea that the more younger students get involved in civic engagement, the better the likelihood they will be engaged as adults.

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