Lowering the voting age is an idea whose time has come. Since 2000, there have been dozens of legislative bills proposed in over 20 US states to lower the voting age. NYRA chapters have organized local campaigns from California to Florida to New York and successfully worked to lower the voting age to 16 in two Maryland cities, Takoma Park and Hyattsville. We have created this resource for all people and groups interested in the issue. Read our top 10 reasons to lower the voting age, check out our voting age talking points, and read some great research on the subject by Keith Mandell and Ben O’Meara. This is a good page to check back with for updates on the fight to lower the voting age in our voting age news section.