Teen Trend Setters A State in Germany Lowers Voting Age to Sixteen

For the first time in German history, 16- and 17-year-olds will be able to cast ballots in a state election on Sunday. The city-state of Bremen has lowered its voting age -- and several other states are preparing to follow suit.
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Tenth-grade Bremen students get instructions on filling out their ballots. For the first time in German history, this weekend 16- and 17-year-old will be allowed to vote in a state election.

Tenth-grade Bremen students get instructions on filling out their ballots. For the first time in German history, this weekend 16- and 17-year-old will be allowed to vote in a state election.

Foto: Carmen Jaspersen/ dpa
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