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California Ballot Measure Would Allow Teenagers To Vote In Local Elections03:44

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There's a measure on the ballot in Berkeley, California, that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote for school board members. And in San Francisco, Proposition F would allow those young people to cast ballots in all local elections.

Advocates say it would start good civic habits early. Opponents say it's a ploy to skew the electorate with young, more liberal voters.

Sam Harnett from Here & Now contributor KQED reports.


Sam Harnett, reporter covering tech, capital and work for KQED. He tweets @SamWHarnett.

This segment aired on November 4, 2016.


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