Recently the Hawaii State Student Council hosted its annual Student Leadership Workshop for school officers like class presidents, vice-presidents, and student council members. 195 student leaders attended this year’s workshop. With no prior education effort the students were polled on the idea of lowering the voting age and 49.24% agreed it should be lowered. 38.46% said it shouldn’t, and 12.3% were undecided. This is a positive show of support for the effort to lower the voting age. Kelsey Yamasaki, the Legislative Chairman of the Hawaii State Student Council, has promised to send a fact sheet and additional survey to student leaders before the legislative session begins. With support from a majority of student leaders the prospects for a lowered voting age in Hawaii look bright.

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