SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Several San Francisco supervisors are supporting a charter amendment that will be introduced at Tuesday’s board meeting that would give voting rights to 16- and 17-year-old city residents for municipal elections.

The measure, which is planned for the November ballot, would make San Francisco the first major U.S. city to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in municipal elections, according to the office of board president Norman Yee.

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The young voters would have to meet all of the qualifications for voter registration under state law besides the 18-year-old age minimum, and would have to register to vote with the city’s Department of Elections, according to the language in the proposed charter amendment.

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Yee and Supervisors Sandra Lee Fewer, Matt Haney and Shamann Walton are set to join state Sen. Scott Wiener and other city officials and community advocates at a noon virtual briefing Tuesday to talk about the proposal before the board’s regular 2 p.m. meeting.

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