Ever on the bleeding edge of change, san francisco is placing a measure on the november ballot to allow 16-year olds to vote congresswoman nancy pelosi can barely contain her enthusiasm. Ed miliband has pledged to lower the minimum voting age to 16 if labour wins the election next year connor dwyer, 15, and carola binney, 19, debate the issue.
I have no objections in principle to allowing 16-year-olds to vote the problem is, i can think of no good reasons, either for or against it, which cannot also be applied to 14-year-olds or. 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. 16 and 17 year olds have been granted the right to vote in all scottish elections - on the same day they were refused the vote in the eu referendum. Nine good reasons for extending voting rights to 16 and in the scottish referendum in 2014 the right to vote was extended to 16 and 17 year olds with 75% of this.
Whichever way you lean, with young people variously described as adults or children, it’s helpful to inject a bit of consistency in our attitude to them. At the age of 16 a british citizen can legally have sex, get married, join the army, smoke, leave home, claim benefits, and contribute to the public purse through taxes – but vote in a. Giving 16-year-olds the vote is not necessarily a way around the age of 16 so it is unclear why voting should be a 2013 issue of new internationalist. Are you old enough to vote at 16 open many believe the voting age should be lowered to 16 some but not all municipalities allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote.
It would allow 17-year-olds to vote in june primary should 17-year-olds be allowed to vote he said he thinks the voting age should be lowered to 16. If 16-year old's are allowed work, they should be allowed to vote teaching children at an early age regarding their environment and politics is an important part of growing up.
The case for allowing 16-year-olds to vote a measure in san francisco proposes lowering the voting age to 16 should other cites do the same. Do you think 16- and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in local elections why or why not #donowvotingage.
Right now, only people over eighteen are allowed to vote, this is something that every canadian citizen should know people think that only people over eighteen are mature enough and. 16-year-olds are not considered adults in the us, therefore, they should not be allowed to vote that being said, if 16-year-olds are still gonna be.
A proposal in brattleboro, vt, would allow citizens as young as 16 to cast ballots in local elections. They can't celebrate with champagne, but the youth commission enjoyed a victory on tuesday when the san francisco board of supervisors approved a measure for. Scottish first minister alex salmond has called for the voting age to be lowered to 16 by the 2015 general election so should 16 and 17-year-olds get the vote. Scotland allowed 16 and 17 year olds to vote in yesterday’s historic referendum on independencegeorgetown political theorist jason brennan, author of the excellent book the ethics of. Should 16 year old's be allowed to vote so my gut feeling is that 16 year olds should be able to vote last edited: nov 5, 2017 trust.