California youth, allies rally for 16-year-old voting rights

Advocates trumpet letting 16-and-17-year-olds vote in school board elections during a Feb. 11, 2016 rally in Sacramento. The bill died in committee, but a new measure would allow 17-year-olds to vote in all state elections.
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Advocates trumpet letting 16-and-17-year-olds vote in school board elections during a Feb. 11, 2016 rally in Sacramento. The bill died in committee, but a new measure would allow 17-year-olds to vote in all state elections.

Andrew Sheeler covers California’s unique political climate for McClatchy. He has covered crime and politics from Interior Alaska to North Dakota’s oil patch to the rugged coast of southern Oregon. He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks.