Calls to lower the voting age have increased, but would you trust a 16-year-old with little life experience to make wise decisions at the ballot box. Why we should lower the voting age in america reducing the voting age to 16 in local elections is even on the ballot in san francisco this year. When the voting age has been lowered to 16, young people have proven their interest in voting in 2013, when takoma park, maryland, lowered its voting age to 16. Resources democracy innovations lower the voting age why should we lower the voting age to 16 why should we lower the voting age to 16 why we should lower the. A charter amendment to lower the voting age to 16 that will appear on the november ballot would put san francisco at the forefront of expanding voting rights at a.
Take action and help make votes at 16 a reality now the case for lowering the voting age is stronger than ever so let’s make ourselves heard. Joshua douglas writes that we should consider lowering the voting age in america so that politically active high school students, like those in parkland. Vote early, vote often why the voting age should be lowered to 16 young voters are becoming disillusioned with elections catch them early and teach them the value. The surprising consequence of lowering the voting age the main concern with lowering the voting age is whether 17- or even 16-year-olds are old enough to vote. You can donate through this site paypal email account [email protected] martin brodel 36248 hwy 133 hotchkiss.
Lowering the voting age is a bold idea to strengthen our overall democracy research exists to suggest that lowering the voting age can improve voter participation. The right to vote is the key to any fully functioning democracy too often, we fail to recognize the importance that voting has in holding politicians accountable to. Teens and young voters across the country have lowered the voting age in several cities — and they're setting their sights on dc.
Greenbelt city council voted to lower the voting age for city elections from 18 years old to 16 years old on monday. Moves to lower the voting age to 16 were successful in each of the three british crown dependencies from 2006 to 2008 the isle of man was the first to amend its law. If the voting age were lowered, would that necessitate changing other laws to bring them into alignment of course not we use a wide variety of chronological ages to. With the 26 th amendment to the constitution we lowered the voting age to 18 in part as a response to the it’s true that 16-year-old and 17-year-old brains.
Electoral reform youth voting rights lower the voting age to 16 lower the voting age to 16 young people who are smart enough and engaged enough to shape the debate.
16 year olds were given the right to vote in the scottish independence referendum, an election with far greater consequences for the nation than any mere presidential. The voting age in ireland has once again been up for discussion but is it really necessary to consider reducing it from 18 to 16. They should be able to vote in america there’s always a lot of talk about how 16 years olds are too young and immature to vote “since the national voting age. Yes, but that’s not all the voting age should be lowered to 16 for all the reasons mentioned in previous answers, including the fact that there are some key. 1 lowering the voting age to 16 a white paper from generation citizen executive summary as abraham lincoln famously described in the gettysburg address, america’s.
Andrew coyne: lower the voting age to 16 sure, but why stop there unless you are prepared to go all the way to votes for two-year-olds — as a right for all. “if there’s one thing we’ve learned since parkland, it’s that the voting age should be lowered to 16 other countries do it, we should too. The teens going on television to agitate for gun control after the parkland shooting make the case, not for lowering the voting age, but for raising it. Should 16-year-old canadians be allowed to vote the parti québécois thinks so quebec premier pauline marois, speaking in london, hinted as much following a quiet. Half a century after the voting age was reduced from 21 to 18, there is a clamour for it to be cut again — to 16 but on that basis why shouldn’t 14-year-olds be. Young people need to be heard but would lowering the age to 16 be the right way to go we present the top arguments from both sides. The voting age could be lowered to 16 before the next election a growing number of conservatives now back votes for 16-year-olds, with senior tories predicting that.