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Boosting Voter Turnout in Local Elections

Takoma Park just lowered the voting age to 16 for city elections. It's one of a number of moves around the country to combat extremely low turnout for local races. We'll explore the reasons so few people people cast ballots in state, local and municipal contests, and look at efforts to get more people to the polls.

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