voting age


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When the voting age was reduced to 18 this was assumed to be the age of maturity, but is it?
It will compare arguments used when the UK lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1969 - the first state in the world to do so - to those now used.
A poll implemented in 2014 on Taiwanese between the ages of 16 to 20 by the Taiwan Alliance for the Advancement of Youth Rights and Welfare revealed that 81 percent of respondents were in favor of lowering the voting age for general elections.
Plaid Cymru has long supported the campaign to lower the voting age in Wales and throughout the rest of the UK to 16 as a means of engaging more young people in the democratic process.
MPs have sponsored a Commons motion with "calls on the Government to give 16 and 17-year -olds a say in their long-term future by legislating to reduce the voting age to 16 for all national and local elections and referendums at the earliest possible opportunity.
Cameron is against lowering the voting age, which critics say would delay the timing of a referendum that will determine Britain's future role in world trade and affairs and also shape the European Union which has struggled with a series of crises.
The lower voting age was seen as a success in last year's Scottish Independence referendum and campaigners hope it will soon apply to more elections.
When Hyattsville lowered its voting age from 18 in January, it joined another suburb of Washington, D.
Think tank dpart believe reducing the voting age would increase young people's engagement with politics.
The Welsh Assembly also supports lowering the voting age to 16.
Lowering the minimum voting age could generate a debate about whether the legal age of adulthood should be lowered as well, observers say.