25 states currently allow a 17 year old to vote in primaries
The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents states from “denying” suffrage to 18-year-olds, but does not prevent states and cities from establishing a lower voting age. Reduction of Voting Age – 26th Amendment
A 16 year old in the state of Texas can get married, drive, work full time, pay taxes and be sentenced as an adult in a court of law.
Yet, they aren’t able to have a say in our electoral system.
Allow a 17 year old to vote in primaries and caucuses
Lower the voting age to 17 state wide
Lower the voting age to 16 state wide
Allow 14 to 17 year olds to vote on city and county budgets through participatory budgeting similar to Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and other countries
Code – Election code
Chapter 11 – Qualifications and Requirements for Voting
Sec. 11.002 – Qualified Voter
Code- The Texas Constitution
Article 6 – Suffrage
Section 1 – Class of Persons Not Allowed to Vote