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Should under 18s | be allowed to vote?

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Yes - our populations are getting older so we need a better balance.

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No - the extra time to mature is important and means voters are better prepared.

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Maybe - but many young people don't vote- shouldn't we tackle this issue first?

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It depends - other changes would be needed if young voices are to be truly heard.

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  • danibear5
    I feel that 16-18 year olds should be able to vote if they pay taxes, are in the army or are married and responsibly raising a family.
    13 Aug 2020
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  • zantezuma
    I would like to vote but I know that there are many my age who do not look into politics and just follow whatever they see on Twitter
    17 Jul 2020
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  • n√∂kkem'out
    Voting is important, but out of all the people, why should the younger misinformed voters be able to vote?
    7 Mar 2020
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  • rosie674
    The government want us to have a say in the changes in the way our countries yet don't give us the chance to express it
    16 Feb 2020
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  • nancy mt
    since 16 year olds pay tax, they must have a say in what their money is used for.
    17 Jan 2020
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  • cipherrephic
    LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM TIME OWO
    7 May 2019
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  • db04949
    Yes.
    11 Nov 2018
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  • luna_lovegood
    It would be great because the people who have to live with the result longer should definitely have a say.
    10 Jul 2018
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  • i am satan
    hi
    4 Jul 2018
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  • dani
    Maybe a sort of test to determine whether you're up to date w/ current affairs to sort those who are ready/not ready to vote is a good idea?
    4 Jun 2018
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  • dani
    We are equally part of society as anyone else. But let's be honest, a lot of 18-25 don't actually vote cos they think they're irrelevant
    4 Jun 2018
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  • thatrabbit
    The Nation is ageing. It is OUR future. We need a say.
    17 Apr 2018
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  • isabel
    It could form the habit of voting early and encourage us to be active in politics
    17 Apr 2018
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  • charlotte
    We are the ones living through the next generation, we need our say and we need our voices to be heard and acknowledged.
    9 Feb 2018
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  • megs
    I think we should have the choice to vote when we are 16 because it is our future not the 99 year old people - no offence old people.
    3 Nov 2017
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  • unicorngal
    Yes it's frustrating but would be good to have a voice and make a difference even in a small way.
    3 Nov 2017
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  • pickle-morty
    The politicians keep talking about this but they never do anything about it! If I could vote I probably would but not everyone would.
    1 Nov 2017
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  • thatrabbit
    Don't forget that under 40s voted around 70% remain. And as Thomas Jefferson said: That the dead have neither powers nor rights over it.
    16 Oct 2017
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