Empowering sixteen-year-olds with the right to vote recognizes their growing maturity, ability to grasp complex issues, and increasing involvement in society. By this age, many are already contributing to their communities, working jobs, and even paying taxes. Allowing them the right to vote gives them a voice in shaping the world they inherit. If we believe in nurturing informed, responsible, and active citizens, we must allow them to participate in the democratic process earlier on. Sign the petition to show that you support a more inclusive, forward-thinking, and participatory New York State!