7 reasons why 16 and 17 year olds should vote

  1. Vote16logodrawingRobust voter participation is fundamental to a healthy democracy.
  2. 16 year old voting builds lifelong voters.
  3. 16 year old voting will increase voter turnout over the long term.
  4. Age 16 is a better age to begin voting than age 18.
  5. 16 year old voting is not new.
  6. In San Francisco, one in three SFUSD students have an immigrant parent, who may themselves not have the right to vote.
  7. 16 and 17 year olds are prepared to and deserve to vote.

For more information, check out additional rationale and the research and resources page.