A Missouri Lawmaker is looking to change the legal voting age in the state of Missouri, but will it work? According to sources at the KRMS news room, word has gotten out that Democrat Representative Karla May has filed a joint resolution to amend the state’s constitution to change the legal voting age from 18 years old to 16 years old, the year most area teens are able to start driving without a permit. If the House and Senate were to pass the measure, it would be required to go to a public vote before becoming official law. At this time, two other states have attempted this type of legislation, but both failed. There are several other states however that area attempting to lower the age to 17, but that would only be to register for upcoming elections or primaries.