POLITICS: Big Vote to Come

Come 1972, the nation's 18-to 20-year-olds will have the right to vote for the President, the Vice President and members of Congress. But except in a few instances.* they will still be unable to cast ballots for the governors or legislators of their own states, or even for the mayors of their own home towns. For those privileges, they must wait until they are 21—unless there is some very fast legislative footwork between now and November 1972.

This schizophrenic state of affairs is the result of two U.S. Supreme Court decisions last week. The main point at issue was whether...

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