The D.C. Council voted Tuesday night to take more time and look at a piece of legislation, which would still face obstacles even if members do approve it.
One day before the full D.C. Council considers lowering the city’s voting age from 18 to 16, the main lawmaker behind the effort is expressing strong optimism that his bill will soon be law.
If the bill passes in a final council vote, D.C. would become the first municipality in the country to allow minors to vote in all elections, including presidential races.
The City of Greenbelt in Maryland might lower the voting age in city elections to 16, following the lead of neighboring Takoma Park and Hyattsville.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.