NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

By signing up to our newsletter, you agree to our terms.

Do Something

Pre-Register to vote

Will you be eighteen by Election Day? Pennsylvania law ( 25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1301 ) allows individuals who will be at least eighteen years of age on the day of the next election the ability to pre-register to vote. Click here to more information.

Connect WITH OUR SOCIAL ACTION TEAM



Listen

Add CitizenCast to your RSS feed

Want to take CitizenCast with you wherever you go? Add us to your RSS feed by clicking here and never miss an episode!

CitizenCast—Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: Lower Voting Age to 16

The Florida teen activists prove that young people are as politically savvy as any adult. We should let them vote earlier

The Florida teen activists prove that young people are as politically savvy as any adult. We should let them vote earlier

A lot has happened since spring 2016, when The Citizen first ran a story about the benefits of giving 16-year-olds the right to vote. But the biggest benefits has stayed the same: That the earlier someone votes, the more likely they are to keep voting, something we need in our democracy.

Listen to an update on CitizenCast here.

The Philadelphia Citizen will only publish thoughtful, civil posts. We want to be a communal space. But that doesn’t mean you have a First Amendment right to be an idiot. Send us an insulting, offensive and/or wildly off-topic comment and not only will we refrain from posting it -- we will laugh at you before we hit delete.

Be a Citizen Editor

Suggest a Story