Supporters, opponents spar over Del. bill to reduce voting age for school board elections
This article originally appeared in WDEL on May 3, 2023 and was written by Mark Fowser.
Below is Claire Snyder-Hall’s quote included in the article following the House Education Committee’s decision to table HB 96, which would have lowered the voting age to 16 for school board elections.
Also testifying in support was Claire Snyder-Hall, Executive Director of Common Cause Delaware. Common Cause describes itself as “a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy.”
“While this is not the outcome I’d hoped for, I’m grateful that as many experts, advocates and every citizens showed up today to support this legislation,” Snyder-Hall said in a statement after the hearing. “We had a great discussion, and hopefully we will be able to revive this bill moving forward. It really is a bold new idea and it would be great for the First State to be the first state to enact it.”
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