Brookline Votes To Lower Voting Age To 16

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BROOKLINE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Brookline is putting its faith in teens.

At a special town meeting Thursday night, residents voted 142 to 71 to give 16-year-olds the right to vote in municipal elections, WBZ-TV reports.

The state still would need to approve a Home Rule Petition for the city to officially lower the voting age from 18 to 16.

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone said his city sent a similar petition to Beacon Hill back in May.

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