SALEM, Ore. – A bill in Salem could move the Oregon voting age to 16 in local elections.
A public hearing on the bill was held this week.
If it gets through the legislature it would go to Oregon voters as a ballot measure.
The Portland Democrat who introduced it said young people recognize the important decisions being made in our elections and deserve a say.
Opponents said children don’t have the ability to understand the consequences of their action and don’t pay the taxes their vote might require them to.
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