Monterey Supes Want 16-Year-Olds to Vote

It was a split vote — one that is already receiving plenty of criticism. But on Tuesday, Monterey County supervisors passed a resolution supporting a decrease in the legal voting age to 16.

The 3-2 vote is symbolic and will have no substantive impact on local statutes. It followed a public comment period in which all speakers said they opposed the measure.

The push to lower Monterey County’s voting age has been fraught with tension from the start. As County News reported previously, a local resident incensed over the prospect has been charged for threats he made against Simon Salinas and Luis Alejo, the two supervisors who spearheaded the resolution. 


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