City Council Repeal of Voting Age in Glenarden

Micaelah Thomas

The Prince George’s City Council is preparing to repeal a current charter resolution that was adopted in November of 2016, granting 16-year-old residents of Glenarden the right to vote in local elections.
This charter amendment which lowered the voting age from 18-16 years old, was a historic decision by the former city council, because it made Glenarden the 3rd city in Prince George’s County to allow 16 year olds to vote. Here and now, some of the newly elected members of the council, without any justification, are in support of repealing history.
Please, if you don’t want to see this amendment go away, attend the next City Council Meeting next Monday, December 11th at 7:30pm. Here, you can voice your opinion of support if you believe that 16-18 year olds should be given a chance to learn what it means to vote through Voter Education Programs in your school, along with support and participation from the City Administration and Council before disenfranchising the young adults.
Together, let’s save the voting rights of 16 year olds in Glenarden!