Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote calls for the voting age to be lowered to 16 are to be considered by the electoral commission and john denham, the home office minister with responsibility for young people, said any recommendation to cut the voting age from 18 would be considered.
Giving 16-year-olds the vote is not necessarily a way to cure young people’s distaste for politics, but i believe it could be a way to incentivize political activity among young people they should be encouraged to have more political involvement our democracy is weak without the voice of young people. Scotland allowed 16 and 17 year olds to vote in yesterday’s historic referendum on independence georgetown political theorist jason brennan, author of the excellent book the ethics of voting. I believe that 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote because it would improve civic participation in local events 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote because it would give students a voice in how things that affect them directly are run 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote despite that they are reckless and impulsive because many adults are like that as well and they are allowed to vote.
Many states also allow 17-year-olds to vote in state and presidential primary elections if they turn 18 before the general election, according to fairvote why the dc campaign is complicated dc is a unique case.
The students are part of a push to lower the voting age to 16 due to their work, dc will vote this fall on whether to allow 16-year-olds to vote in presidential elections, as well as local elections. A 16-year-old voting in the scottish independence referendum last year scotland has extended the right to vote at 16 to all elections under holyrood’s control photograph: murdo macleod for the. Should 16 year-olds have the right to vote pros and cons two cities in maryland allow 16-year-olds to vote in local elections should underage voting become the norm pros and cons two cities in maryland allow 16-year-olds to vote in local elections should underage voting become the norm.
My perspective: you believe that the 16 year olds should not be given the right to vote jean- pierre kingsley, the chief electoral officer of canada listed some of the major reasons for a low turnout of votes in the youth. A 16-year-old voting in the scottish independence referendum last year scotland has extended the right to vote at 16 to all elections under holyrood’s control. 18 year olds are allowed to vote they can also join the military my belief, is that if you are old enough to die for your country, then you are allowed to vote 16-year olds cannot join the military, and should therefore not be able to vote at 16, people are still considered children that's science, not opinion. But why should someone be interested in politics if he or she is not eligible to vote,” the study asked “we observe that political interest of 16- and 17-year-olds was higher after lowering.
A detailed study of voters’ ages and habits in denmark found that 18 year olds were far more likely to cast their “first vote” than 19 year olds, and that every month of extra age in those years resulted in a decline in “first vote” turnout essentially, if you give a 16-year old a ballot, they might just vote. Have us involved in politics through voting and we will see the benefits and will no more feel undervalued by our politicians seeing 16- and 17-year-olds voting and seeing a swing in the direction of policy towards them will axiomatically encourage 18- to 25-year-olds to re-involve themselves in politics and voting.
At 18 years of age, an individual can run for local government, marry, serve on jury duty and vote in local, general and european elections however, there is not a considerable difference between an 18 year old and a 16 year old in terms of mental capacity for thought and development. There is a global and european momentum towards extending the right to vote to young people at 16 and 17 years old in the scottish referendum in 2014 the right to vote was extended to 16 and 17 year olds with 75% of this age cohort voting.