So, it’s wise not to hyperventilate. However, it is worth noting that one, introduced in Congress earlier this month, has many smaller echoes across the country right now, including in Utah. Echoes sometimes combine to make real noise.
HJRES23, introduced by Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., would lower the nation’s voting age to 16, changing the wording of the 26th Amendment, which lowered the age to 18 amid the cacophony of anti-war protests a half-century ago. It has been introduced before, and it has died before.
This time, however, Utah lawmakers also are considering HB338 which, in its present form, would let Utah school districts decide whether to allow people 16 and older to vote in school board elections only.