Greenbelt lowers voting age to 16 for city elections

The City of Greenbelt has approved a measure that lowers the voting age in local elections to 16 years old.

Greenbelt council members voted Monday evening and approved the charter amendment resolution that lowers the voting age for city elections from 18 to 16.

The new measure also clarifies that people who serve on the employee relations board, board of elections or city council must be at least 18 years old.

In order to be able to vote in local elections, 16 and 17-year-olds must be a resident of Greenbelt and must be registered in Prince George's County.

The new rule becomes effective on Feb. 27.