DENVER (CBS4)– A new bill would allow teenagers in Colorado to vote in certain elections. Colorado could become the first state in the U.S. to allow this.

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On Tuesday at the state Capitol, students advocated for their voice to be heard. The bill would allow teens as young as 16 years old to vote in school board elections.

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One sophomore said that she and her classmates should have the right to decide policies that impact their day-to-day lives.

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“The fact of the matter is also that there is a gap between someone who is in school versus someone who is actually voting in school board elections,” said the student.

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State lawmakers heard the bill in a House committee on Tuesday.