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Jodi Westrick / Michigan Radio

Michigan’s voting age could be lowered to 16 if lawmakers pass a bill that was introduced this week.

This bill, sponsored by Senator David Knezek and Representative Yousef Rabhi, follows an outpouring of teen advocacy after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida in February. The legislators hope to give teenagers a voice in the political process-- after all, they say, the political process impacts 16 year olds.