In August, Harwich High School teacher John Dickson and his Advanced Placement government class began an ambitious project: lowering the voting age in Massachusetts from 18 to 16. Student Matt van Gelder explains, “If you start voting early while you are at home and involved, you’re more likely to vote in the future.” Now that their Amendment to the state constitution has been submitted, they must gather an initial volley of 66,593 signatures of registered voters in order to advance toward the 2008 ballot. As Mr. Dickson has not been recently in the news, progress is difficult to track at the present time.

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