- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, have rejected a proposal to let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections.

The town turned down the Town Meeting Day measure by a vote of 679 to 390 on Tuesday.

Vermont’s current voting age is 18, and that wouldn’t have changed for state and federal elections. Brattleboro resident Kurt Daims (DIMES) had proposed moving the minimum age two years younger for town elections.

Daims has previously brought new and different ideas to the fore in Brattleboro.

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