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. Should there be an upper age limit for voting, or should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote is a 16-year-old legally allowed to be at home alone for a week should 16- and 17-year-olds be allowed to vote in the 2016 uk referendum on leaving the eu. Read more 16 and 17-year-olds could be allowed to take part in eu referendum liberal democrat and labour peers in the lords joined forces last month to extend the franchise to young people for the. And saying that 16 and 17-year-olds shouldn’t be allowed to vote because some are immature is the same as saying that over 80s shouldn’t be allowed to vote because some have dementia.
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. I feel uniquely qualified to answer this question as i am from a country where the legal drinking age was 16 it was only raised to age 18 a couple of years ago just when i turned 19, that makes me one of the last people to have grown up with the lower age limit. 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. People my age should be allowed to vote the amount of times that a so called “adult” has called me an adult when it suits there needs or called me a child when its cheaper to pay for me or im not mature enough to talk about something because i dont agree with them 16 year olds should be allowed to vote, we should be allowed to make our.
I have a 15 year old son and a 17 year old daughter, i've learned that the amount of freedom they have is something that should be earned when they were younger we had rules set up and as long as they were followed then they earned more freedom as they got older. Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in the uk vote and explain whether or not lowering voting age is a good idea suggest other pros and cons on the discussion forum below. The boss of pub chain jd wetherspoons thinks 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to buy alcohol tim martin claimed it wasn’t because he wanted more customers through the doors but rather he. “the 16-year-old will be required to take a cbt test before being allowed to drive, but the iam has concerns about the cbt test the course is only half a day and is meant as an introduction only. A democratic congresswoman from new york has introduced legislation that would extend the right to vote to anyone over the age of 16 rep grace meng wants to repeal the 26th amendment to the constitution and replace it with new language that would lower the minimum voting age to allow 16-year-olds the right to vote.
While 16 year olds have some maturity hurdles to overcome, their ignorance on the political issues aren't much different from the general ignorance i see with people 18 years old (and older) i see many people of all ages voting on raw emotion, irrational thinking, and flat out lies fed to us from the media. 16 year olds should not be allowed to vote regardless of how smart or intelligent a 16 year old may be, they should not be allowed to vote the only people who should be allowed to vote are american adult citizens if a 16 year old is allowed to change then the congress would have to change the law where 16 year olds are adults. Following the reduction of the voting age to 16 in austria, participation rates among 16- and 17-year-olds were comparable to those of the electorate at large, with turnout decreasing across the 16–20 age bracket (zeglovits and aichholzer, 2014. In scotland, where 16- and 17-year-olds were eligible to vote in the independence referendum in 2014, an impressive three-quarters of those who registered turned out on the day, compared with 54%. After all, most 16-year-olds already work part-time and pay tax, and many will soon embark on the costly adventure of higher education — a policy issue fraught with funding issues of the highest.
Given that they are now allowed the right to vote in local government elections, should 16-year-olds be now given the right to contest for council posts and even be appointed as mayors if they. We should allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote because they are legally allowed to do more other, far more important, life-changing or life-risking things than put a cross on a ballot paper, so why. 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. A popular reason as to why sixteen year olds should be allowed to vote is that there will be an increase in turnouts at present, a young person will usually leave school at sixteen and is now eligible to go into fulltime work.
Votes at 16 is about accepting 16- and-17-year-olds are smart, rational, articulate people who should be seen as full citizens we already accept 16-year-olds are able to make rational long-term. Loads and loads of people turned out to vote, including 16 and 17-year olds who were allowed to vote just that one time i can’t wait until i am 16 16 year-olds can get married, get work and pay taxes and 17 year-olds can drive and even leave school, but they can’t vote in the general election. 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.
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. 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. Should 17-year-olds be allowed to vote by michelle l price associated press january 19, 2016 790l he said he thinks the voting age should be lowered to 16 that is the age when many teenagers start working and paying taxes i don't think that 17 year olds should be able to vote, the 18 year old restriction should stay in place 17. Re: “give more teens a say,” by elizabeth mayfield, saturday letters while the writer is obviously articulate, her plea that 16- to 17-year-olds should be able to vote leaves me very.
16 year olds already have other rights for example, in many countries they have the right to leave school and leave home just because 16 year olds have the right to do some things, doesn’t mean that they should use them.