A proposed home rule petition would lower Boston’s voting age to 16 for city elections, if passed

Two Boston city councilors are asking their fellow councilors to consider a home rule petition to allow 16- and 17-year-old residents to vote in municipal elections, should state lawmakers sign off on the proposal.


The measure, sponsored by councilors Julia Mejia and Kenzie Bok and filed before the council on Wednesday, would allow those teens to vote for candidates and ballot questions in local elections...