Brattleboro lowers local voting age to 16 with Legislature’s veto override

Come next election, if you’re 16 and live in Brattleboro, you’ll get a say in your town elections. For the second year in a row, Brattleboro residents made the case to legislators that the town’s 16- and 17-year-olds should be able to vote in local elections and run for selectboard. Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a bill to make that happen last year, and another this year. But this time around the plan has become reality. Lawmakers overrode Scott’s veto of H.386 in a special legislative session June 20 in a 110–37 vote. The charter change takes effect immediately. Grace Sherwood, Community News Service. 

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