Vermont voters have approved a new measure to allow anyone 16 or older to vote on town issues.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports the "Youth Vote" amendment passed in Brattleboro Tuesday 908-408.
The amendment would also allow teens to serve as Town Meeting members who vote at the annual Representative Town Meeting or school board members.
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However, the school boards could dissolve in June under a forced merger of school districts.
The youth vote initiative was supported by Brattleboro Common Sense, which is a group that advocates election reform and other issues.
The measure now heads to the state Legislature for approval to amend Brattleboro's town charter.
Ayanna Pressley, a Congresswoman from Massachusetts, proposed a similar legislation Wednesday that would allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections.