Currently the voting age is 18but many people (including myself) think that it should be lowered to 16 what do you think and why. Joe higginson, who will turn 16 two days before the general election, says politicians could do more to reach out to young people full story here: http://bi. The voting age, in the united kingdom, is 18 years old should it be lowered to 16 years old the scottish 16-17 year olds were given this right during the scottish independence referendum in 2014 and many argued that 16 . This debate has recently been taking place in britain, and in fact scotland has already made voting a right to be enjoyed from the age of 16 in elections to the scottish parliament wales looks set to follow the example of the scots, and there are calls for the main uk westminster. In 2015, federal opposition leader bill shorten said that the voting age should be lowered to 16 luxembourg luxembourg has compulsory voting from the age of 18.
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 and overall civic engagement. Note that lowering the voting age to 16 doesn't require nationwide action it can be done state by state and as with many issues that extend rights, once a critical number of states adopt it, the nation will likely follow. Lowering the national voting age to 18 by lowering the voting age we will improve the overall quality of our electorate in a brief but forceful passage emphasizing his belief that the voting age should be reduced. The legal voting age should be reduced to 16 instead of 18 we can work, we can join the army, we can even get married at the age of 16, but we can't vote at 16.
A recent new york times op-ed discussed whether it would be a good idea to lower the voting age to 16 high school sophomore julia falcinelli wrote a response piece that we we love. Should the voting age in america be lowered so that politically active high school students, like those in parkland, can make their voices count. Although the specific ages used for these purposes often lack a good rationale, there is no reason lowering the voting age would require lowering, say, the drinking age, any more than allowing people to drive at 16 should permit them to drink or smoke at that age as well. Twenty-sixth amendment to the united states constitution this article is part of a series on the: constitution of the united states of america preamble and articles of he asserted that the issue is not whether the voting age should be lowered. It is time to try lowering the voting age to 17 nationwide takoma park, maryland, has done it iowa, too, for caucuses scotland went down to age 16 for its recent independence referendum. 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 18.
When asked what the minimum legal drinking age should be in the us after congress in 1971 dropped the voting age from 21 to 18 alcohol-related deaths for young people decreased when the drinking age was lowered, deaths increased a recent study in new zealand. List of cons of lowering the voting age 1 lack of maturity as opposed to what proponents say that lowering the voting age makes younger people mature, this move will not be good at all, according to critics, because 16-year olds might not be mature enough to vote and discern what is good and. Flickr/liz the librarian american youth under 18 years old live under the same laws as adults they pay sales taxes (every time they buy something. As mps debate lowering the voting age in the uk, we argue why 16 and 17 year olds have a right to vote. An article came out in economist advocating lowering the voting age down to 16 because it could boost youth turnout by getting young people engaged in the political system early the article presumes . Is giving under-18s their fair say a good idea, or would it distract from a bigger problem.
In my essay, i intend to show that lowering the voting age is not such a bad idea my research shows that people consider lowering the voting age to be very bad.