LANSING, Mich. (WLNS/WOOD) — A pair of state lawmakers wants to make Michigan the first state to allow 16-year-olds to vote in state elections.
Rep. Yousef Rabhi of Ann Arbor and Sen. David Knezek of Dearborn Heights introduced bills Tuesday that would lower the state voting age to 16.
The two Democrats say it would provide a chance for more young people to get involved in the political process.
“Young people have earned and deserve a voice in our political process,” Sen. David Knezek said in a press release. “In a society that is deeply fractured by ignorance and close-mindedness toward others, their voices deserve a vote.”