Government and Politics - 25 marker (AQA)Watch
I have to write 6 paragraphs (3 agreeing and 3 disagreeing)
Here's what I've got so far
Under 18 year olds can't vote so their political participation is not accounted for
Non-electoral participation allows those who can't vote to participate so it should be considered as a way of measuring participation
Voting is a formal way of measuring as ensure people can only vote once and prevents the abuse of voting (can create multiple accounts to sign petition). Accurate numbers - can be counted unlike other methods
Voting shows breakdown of ages whereas other methods don't
I'm not sure if my disagree points actually answer the question
Just quoting in Fox Corner so she can move the thread if needed
For disagree Instead of just age I'd say race, age, class.
I'd also argue that we live in a representative democracy which requires us to vote, any other devices are just to influence those we have selected at elections.
I'd also mention voter apathy in disagree, since we live in a parliamentary democracy which is the centre of our political system, a decline in voters is a strong indication that political participation has taken a hit.
Sorry you've only had a response this late, I hope my answer is still of use to you