16-Year-Olds Want a Vote. Fifty Years Ago, So Did 18-Year-Olds.

In 1969, three college students in New Jersey built a network of 10,000 volunteers to lower the voting age. Now, campaigns are sprouting up again.

Young would-be voters react at City Hall as the Council votes on a motion to table a bill lowering the voting age to 16 in Washington on November 13, 2018. Photo: J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

By Maggie Astor

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