On the March 5th Brattleboro town elections ballot, there will be a proposed town charter amendment.
The amendment would lower, to 16, the legal age for
— Voting on town issues and candidates,
— Being elected to and serving on school boards,
— Being elected to and serving in Representative Town Meeting.
The campaign’s Twitter feed is a running blog with all sorts of info, articles, studies, and more. Whether you have a Twitter account or not, you can see the blog/feed at www.twitter.com/YouthVoteBVT. The campaign website is www.brattleborocommonsense.org/youth-vote, where you can find video of Brattleboro’s public hearings on the youth vote, news, and a guide to writing a letter to the editor on the issue.
The picture in this article is a screenshot of how the amendment will look on the March 5 ballot. If you are an enfranchised citizen – unlike 16 and 17 year olds who are paying taxes without representation – you can view your entire District’s ballot on Brattleboro’s town Elections web-page