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Places that have lowered their voting age to 16

Berkeley, California – school board elections
Greenbelt, Maryland – all local elections
Hyattsville, Maryland – all local elections
Riverdale Park, Maryland – all local elections
Takoma Park, Maryland – all local elections
(Glenarden, Maryland lowered their voting age to 16 in 2016, but raised it again to 18 just over a year later.)

States that allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries

Some states allow 17-year-olds to vote in the presidential or congressional primaries or party caucuses, if turning 18 before the general election. Primaries are state elections and voter eligibility is determined by state legislation, while caucus eligibility is determined by party policy in each state. Some caucuses may allow participation to party members that are not eligible to vote and you should ask the party in your state, even if not listed here.

Alaska – Democratic Caucus only
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Hawaii – Democratic Caucus only
Idaho – Democratic Caucus only
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa – Caucuses only
Kansas – Democratic caucus only
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota – Caucuses only
Mississippi
Nebraska
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota – Caucuses only
Ohio
South Carolina
Vermont
Virginia
Washington – Democratic Caucus only
West Virginia
Wyoming – Democratic Caucus only

Other Countries that have a voting age under 18

Age 16

Argentina
Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina – if employed
Brazil
Croatia – if employed
Cuba
Dominican Republic – if married
Ecuador
Estonia – local elections only
Germany – seven out of sixteen states have lowered the voting age to 16 for local elections only
Guernsey
Hungary – if married
Indonesia – if married
Isle of Man
Jersey
Malta – local elections only
Nicaragua
Scotland – in non-federal elections only
Serbia – if employed
Slovenia – if employed
Switzerland – in the state of Glarus for regional elections only

Age 17

Greece
Indonesia
Israel – local elections only
North Korea
Sudan
Seychelles