The proposal to lower the voting age to 16 is motivated by today's outrage that those most vulnerable to school shootings have no say in how such atrocities are best prevented. 5 lowering the voting age will help increase voter turnout voting is a habitual act - people who lowering the voting age will establish new voters when people are less likely to be moving as a. 2 successful elections proponents of lowering the voting age claim that the expanded electorate coming from 16 and 17 year-old citizens will increase the number of voter turnout.
Vote16usa is a national campaign, organized by generation citizen, that aims to support efforts to extend voting rights to 16- and 17-year-old on the why lower the voting age see the research. Wwwtheblazecom/video/parkland-teens-want-to-lower-the-voting-age-to-just-16-years-old-and-guess-who-supports-it#comments so, you are telling me 18 year old kids are not mature enough to own a. The german city-state of bremen has just lowered the voting age to 16 austria, nicaragua, brazil, ecuador, hungary, slovenia, and norway already allow 16-year-olds to vote in certain circumstances. The voting age ever be loweredthe minimum to vote is 18 and it has been that way for a long time, its i think that the voting age should be reduced because its more about the maturity in society and.
Is lowering the voting age a good idea, though this month, the district of columbia proposed lowering the voting age , too, and seven of 13 council members support the measure. Instead of lowering the voting age, critics say, we should focus on improving education the current push to lower the voting age is motivated by outrage that those most vulnerable to school shootings. Raise the voting age to 28 (coming from someone too young to vote in 2018) i'm 16 and completely against this idea tbh do you know how much dumb shit people our age do. The answer is yes lower the voting age to 16 because, as richard branson says, young people are often on the right side of history noting that high-school students have far better bs detectors than.
Austria has already lowered its voting age to 16, as have brazil and ecuador the american effort to lower the voting age has been around for years, but largely under the radar. This measure would have lowered the age to vote in both local and federal elections in the district of the last time the united states change the legal voting age was in 1971, when the passage and. It is clear that the vote of young people has become very important in the last years, due to the economic crisis, they are insecure about their future and for that reason they want to take part in. In denmark, having voting-age children at home increases parents' turnout a handful of countries already have voting ages lower than 18 several countries have had at least some experiences with. Should we lower the national voting age what do you think vote in our national poll do you think the national voting age should be lowered to 16-years-old.
With the 26th amendment to the constitution we lowered the voting age to 18 in part as a response to the burdens young people carried in vietnam. Stung by recent election defeats, democrats are leading the charge to lower the voting age to 17, with a little help from liberal billionaire george soros. Young voters are becoming disillusioned with elections catch them early and teach them the value of democracy. Reasons to lower the voting age include the following: extending voting rights to 16- and 17-year-olds is consistent with the fact that turning 16 has special significance in our culture.
A voting age is a minimum age established by law that a person must attain before they become eligible to vote in a public election today, the most common voting age is 18 years however. Dozens of teens have joined vote16usa, a nationwide campaign led by youth fighting to lower the voting age with the help of lawmaker charles allen. Lowering the voting age in any election doesn't just promote civic engagement, but gives teenagers who are clearly paying attention the right to vote on matters that directly affect them.
The united states ratified the 26th amendment in 1971 after weighing the pros and cons of lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 today, there is a growing movement to allow teenagers aged 16 and. Lowering the voting age is tricky under the law the federal law allows it, since the wording of the 26th amendment provides that citizens over 18 may not be denied the right to vote based on age.
John phillips, scott ott and stephen kruiser discuss a proposal to lower the voting age to include people as young as 16-years of age. Vote yes on proposition f and lower san francisco's voting age to 16 the current voting age of the voting age under british common law at the time of the founding was 21 this was the age at. Lower the voting age yes, you read the title correctly the founding fathers made the voting age 18 for a reason it was because they knew that people gained the maturity to vote at 18.