when i was 17 it really annoyed me that i couldnt vote in the local elections but all my best mates could (because im one of the youngest in my school year..and the elections are in may) but they didnt really want to vote so most didnt and one did just for the sake...where as i wanted to actually vote for a candidate...
...now that i can vote...i think its fine for the age limit to be 18.
but how bout the tax/marrige/sex/leveing home/get a job limit all be raised to 18..then you couldnt moan.
love Katy ***
I think 18 is a reasonable age. Tek, do you pay tax? If you are basing voting on paying taxes would you then agree that only people who have dropped out of school and are paying tax should be able to vote, and that sixth form students shouldnt be allowed to?
Why is there even a discussion? 16 year olds are children, and children shouldnt be allowed to vote. And the marriage thing ... most mature level headed 16 year olds wouldnt even think about marriage at their age.
Couldn't care less I'm not one of them.
when i was 16 i don't think i was very politically aware or knowledgeable enough - i think 18 is the right age.
It is surely a simple concept to understand: if you are old enough to pay taxes, then it is your democratic right to be allowed to vote. Regardless of any issues concerning your intellect or your maturity, which I note DO NOT apply to anyone over 18, regardless of how clever you are or how mature you are, if you are old enough to live and work in society then you are old enough to vote!