A Holyoke city councilor wants to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in municipal elections.
Board member Nelson Roman is seeking a non-binding referendum on the ballot this year.
City Council referred the issue to committee at a Tuesday meeting.
Mayor Alex Morse says he supports the change.
Morse says that he would also support election day being called a state holiday.
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