Research shows younger teens could be ready to vote

    If recent findings gain footing, teens may be able to register to vote and drive in the same year. Research from Rutgers University professors shows teens as young as 16 could qualify to vote.


    Radio Times guest host Tracey Matisak will talk to Rutgers Camden childhood studies and nursing professor Robert Atkins and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Children and Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Daniel Hart, about their recent paper that states teens as young as 16 have developed the qualities of citizenship traditionally associated with voting, on par with peers over the current legal voting age of 18.

    Listen live at 11 a.m on 91 FM.

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