On Wednesday, the Boston City Council approved a petition to lower the voting age to 16 in municipal elections by a 9 to 4 vote. Tees would also have to meet all other legal qualifications to become a registered voters. The proposal needs to be signed by Mayor Michelle Wu before it goes to the Massachusetts Legislature for approval.
Similar proposals were approved in recent years in Cambridge and Somerville, but neither made it through the State House.
City Councilors Ed Flynn, Erin Murphy, Michael Flaherty and Frank Baker voted against the petition.
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