Lawmakers in Oregon have introduced a bill that would lower the state's voting age to 16 years old.

The current age is 18.

Student activists worked with some lawmakers on the effort. It would change the voting age at the state level only, not the federal level.

If passed, the question would then go to voters during the 2020 general election. It would also make Oregon the first state in the country to lower the voting age to 16.

Some cite the recent activism seen by younger students following the Parkland shooting, as support for the change.

Other states have taken similar action over the years, but none have moved forward with the plan.


'I killed my daughter' Orange Father accused of killing 2-year-old with hammer told police

How much do Uber, Lyft drivers make

Customs intercepts over $12M in meth at border crossing

Failing Payless to honor gift cards, store credit into March