The New Mexico bill aims to lower the voting age to 16

A new bill in New Mexico aims to lower the voting age to 16.

New Mexico state House Democrats have introduced a new bill that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in city, county and statewide elections.

The new bill would amend Mexico’s previous state law requiring voters to be 18 years old to cast a ballot.

House Bill 217 will be reviewed by New Mexico’s House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee on Saturday.

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Here is an excerpt from HB217:

As used in the Election Rules and rules promulgated by the Secretary of State, “eligible elector”
means any resident of this state who is eligible to vote under the provisions of the New Mexico and United States Constitutions and includes [qualified]
Residents who are at least sixteen years of age.

New Mexico isn’t the only state aiming to change the voting age to 16.

As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier this year, House Joint Resolution 16, introduced by Rep. Grace Meng, Democrat of New York, and co-sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aims to lower the voting age on a national level.

HJRes.16 reads, “The right of citizens of the United States, sixteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of age.”