Daryl Lindsey
November 07, 2016 4:25 pm
Shutterstock

San Francisco residents will decide on November 8th if 16 and 17-year-olds in the city should be allowed to vote. 

The Californian city would be the first major city to grant minors the ability to vote. Two small Maryland towns, Takoma Park and Hyattsville, already passed laws granting voting rights to teens 16 and older, according to Vox.

Vox reports the results have been significant. Teen voter turnout “not only exceeded that of every other demographic in the city’s 2013 and 2015 elections, but nearly quadrupled the overall average.” Woah.

Proposition F would give San Fransisco teens the right to vote in local elections. The proposition bars teens from voting for state and federal candidates (read: the President) until they turn 18.

Advertisement