A recent upsurge in youth activism in the us and other countries has led lawmakers to consider the proposal to lower the voting age from 18 to. 2 days ago an australian senator says the voting age should be reduced to 16, but is it a move which is widely supported. Austria, the first european country that lowered the general voting age to 16 for this purpose impact of “novelty” effects, as excitement should fade over time. Lowering the voting age would increase youth engagement in politics, says jan eichhorn a compelling case for extending the franchise to 16. The bc green party is calling on the voting age to be lowered to 16 years old they should have a say in the decisions our politicians make,”.
In scotland, the voting age was reduced to 16 for the 2014 independence referendum and was since extended to the scottish parliament and. I the minimum voting age in the united states should be lowered to 18 members of the senate are well aware of the many substantial . This needs to change: the federal voting age in the united states should be lowered from 18 to 16 skeptics will no doubt raise questions.
The debate on lowering the voting age has intensified in recent months, one of the arguments made by campaigners, that the voting age should be lowered to. Many people say young people's voice need to be heard and voting is a great way to do this but would lowering the age to 16 be the right way to go say what . This bill [voting age (reduction to 16)] does not suggest that voting should be compulsory for 16 and 17 year-olds it would simply allow those who attain the.
The voting age was reduced from 21 to 18 in 1969 recently there has been a discussion as to whether it should be reduced to 16 and the labour and liberal. It is time to try lowering the voting age to 17 nationwide just months ago, scotland lowered its voting age from 18 so that residents who were. Should 16 and 17-year-olds be allowed to vote dc's city washington, dc may lower the voting age for federal and local elections to 16.
The questions of whether there should be a minimum voting age and, if so, at sion that the voting age should not be lowered to sixteen, as some have. Is the minimum legal voting age of 18 years old fair and appropriate, in your opinion, or should it be lowered in your view, at what age should. Recently mps have been debating whether or not the voting age, currently at 18, should be reduced to 16 we aksed students what they think.
In scotland, the voting age was reduced to 16 for the 2014 independence referendum and was since extended to the but should we do the same here. The issue of the voting age was reinvigorated by the 2014 scottish when it comes to reducing the voting age, 24% believe it should come. Every american 16-year-old enrolled in high-school has to learn civics, with extensive instruction on the more confusing aspects of the. Young voters are becoming disillusioned with elections catch them early and teach them the value of democracy.
An earlier study performed in the us titled, “should the voting age be lowered to sixteen normative and empirical considerations,” by tak. At what age should our constitution give an american citizen the right to vote tell us what you think it this constitution café discussion. Green party mp sue bradford is drafting a bill which, if passed, would lower the voting age by two years from the current 18 ms bradford says the main effect of. In 1971, at the peak of the youth protests of the baby boom, the united states passed the 26th amendment, lowering the voting age from 21 to.