But is this fair many believe the voting age should be lowered to 16, though others think it is far too young for such a responsibility. Elections & voting explained should the voting age be lowered to 16 the voting age was reduced from 21 to 18 in 1969 recently there has been a discussion as to whether it should be reduced to 16 and the labour and liberal democrat parties are both committed to the change. Sixteen normative and empirical considerations sion that the voting age should not be lowered to sixteen, as some have demanded normative issues public opinion it might be thought that one of the ﬁrst questions that arise with respect to any. Should the voting age be lowered to 16 in ireland the citizen's assembly made a number of recommendations yesterday relating to the conduct of referendums. Share this on whatsappshould the voting age be lowered to 16 in ireland the citizen's assembly made a number of recommendations yesterday relating to the conduct of referendums to increase turnout in referendums, members recommended allowing early voting and holding ballots on weekend the assembly also recommended lowering the voting age. Themselves seem divided on whether the voting age should be reduced changing the voting age has a number of resource and administrative implications : such as educating a new generation of those eligible to vote, additional government funding.
Pro's &nd con's yes some 16 year-olds may be inexperienced however, from their curiosity they can become informed, asking others for their views. The voting age should stay at 18, says students recently mps have been debating whether or not the voting age, currently at 18, should be reduced to 16. Voting is one of american's most important rights, but at what age should this right be granted. Tiffany gallt ms wing english 12 15 december 2012 voting age: should it be reduced the very idea of america is freedom and opportunity for everybody.
Campaign to lower voting age to 16 in local races ignites a debate by yamiche alcindor dec 9, 2015 daniel hart, a psychology professor at rutgers university who has studied whether the voting age should be lowered. Raising the drinking age to 21 hasn't reduced drinking -- it's merely driven it underground, to the riskiest of settings. 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 of democracy. After the failure of a labour party amendment to reduce the voting age to 16, palatinate politics puts this issue to a debate asking: should the legal voting age be lowered from 18 to 16.
I have to do a pro's con's chart of lowering the federal voting age (canada, but the us would be similar) and i have a ton of pro's but not as many con's, any ideas. No rational base behind the change i don't find a valid reason to reduce the minimum age for voting what is the impact that would create if people in the age of 16 and 17 start to vote. Not at all the indian constitution has laid down some rules and regulations because they are required to be followed in that way only it is pescribed that a person aging 18 or more has the right to vote voting rights follows the universal suffr. Should the voting age be changed to 16 should the voting age be reduced to 16 we have to live with their descisions, we should have a say giving teenagers the power to vote would increase voter turnout.
Around the year 2000 a number of countries began to consider whether the voting age ought to be reduced further, with arguments most often being made in favour of a reduction to 16. Don't drop the voting age and that means lowering the voting age the move, according to de jong, would also help tackle poor voter turnout numbers handing out free popsicles at polling stations would likely also improve turnout.
We teens are always being told to think about our futures, yet we have no say in political decisions that will affect us later on in life. 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 meeting in scotland with first minister alex salmond, whose governing scottish national party plans to lower the voting age to 16 for the country's 2014 referendum on independence. 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.
The voting age should be reduced to 16 to force political parties into action on issues affecting young people, according to. Four reasons canada should lower the voting age with a petition on the house of commons website and the submission of a written brief to the special committee on electoral reform experts agree that a reduced voting age would foster life-long civic involvement. By reducing the age we will induct larger number of people in the political process of the country the larger the participation the better will be the basis for democracy because it will inculcate greater political consciousness. Do you think the voting age should be lowered to 16 in uk elections. But some 16-year-olds need to drive because public transportation is limited in most parts of the country we've learned a lot about adolescence since then — enough that we should now lower the voting age to 16.