Currently, you must be 18 years old in order to vote in any election in Brookline. There was a vote of Town Meeting in November 2019 that filed a Home Rule petition with the State Legislature. If approved, the Home Rule petition would allow for 16 and 17 year olds to vote in local Brookline elections. However, the Home Rule petition has not been approved by the State Legislature yet. As a result, the current law states that voters must be 18 years of age or older. 16 and 17 year olds are eligible to pre-register to vote, which would mean they are eligible to vote as soon as they turn 18. Currently, one can run for government only if one is eligible to vote and registered, so therefore, once one turns 18.