“Lower the Voting Age to 16,” Yang tweeted.
“Getting young people voting early makes them voters for life. Our politics will affect young people for decades to come. They should have a say in their own future.”
In a more detailed explanation of the policy proposal on his website, Yang gave three reasons to lower the voting age: increasing turnout, the unfairness of taxing young voters without representation and promotion of civic engagement.
The debate over allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to vote has recently picked up steam.