Lowering the voting age to 16!

Youth don\'t vote. By lowering the voting age to 16 this will encourge youth to vote. More eduaction on voting can be provided when youth are still in school and they have more time to research the issues. It is important that youth vote because the government affects us just as much as the adults. If we are old enough to drive a car, why can we vote. More harm can be caused by a 16 year old driver than a 16 year old voter. Lowering the voting age is the best way of increasing the number of youth voting.

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We are just a group of youth of all ages that think that voting is important and that 16 is a good age to start at.

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    Athena Belt, United States

    7 years ago State: MO
    Country: US
    Comments: Even though I am now 18, I support this 100%! There are so many things that 16 year olds are allowed to do, they should also be allowed to vote for the things that make an impact of their lives as well, and for the peaple who give them the rights to drive, have full time jobs, and pay taxes. Many say that they shouldn't vote because thay just dont care enough. I believe that they dont care enough because they aren't allowed. If they aren't allowed to do something, many of them wont take much of an interest in it. So I say give them a chance to care!
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    Athena Belt, United States

    7 years ago State: MO
    Country: US
    Comments: Even though I am now 18, I support this 100%! There are so many things that 16 year olds are allowed to do, they should also be allowed to vote for the things that make an impact of their lives as well, and for the peaple who give them the rights to drive, have full time jobs, and pay taxes. Many say that they shouldn't vote because thay just dont care enough. I believe that they dont care enough because they aren't allowed. If they aren't allowed to do something, many of them wont take much of an interest in it. So I say give them a chance to care!
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    Andy Mawji, Canada

    7 years ago Country: CA
    Comments: Good idea
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