Maybe, in time, the activism motivated by today's outrage against social injustices will be the push ontario needs to lower the voting age to 16, writes lance copegog. The voting age should not be lowered i won't get into the mindless arguments about how persons under 18 are not mature enough or don't know enough or are too emotional the simple fact of the matter is that we must have some age limit at which we as a society say you are old enough to take part in the democratic process. Lowering the voting age to sixteen will give the vote to people who have roots in a community, are aware of local issues, and will be more concerned about voting than those two years older youth have comfortable surroundings such as school, parents and friends. De jong has said that we need to create a culture of engagement by getting young people to the polls earlier, and that means lowering the voting age the move, according to de jong, would. The argument for lowering the legal voting age from 21 to 18 began during world war ii many argued that if young men could be drafted to fight in a war, they should be able to vote this argument came back into the spotlight during the vietnam war for the same reason.
There is a national movement to lower the voting age to 16the organizers certainly have the best of intentions: to broaden political participation and encourage civic education. When the voting age was lowered to 18 from 21 in 1970, many canadians were already discussing whether we should stop there and for almost 50 years, that debate has been ongoing. A person can obtain a hunting license at age 12, driver's license at age 16, vote and serve in the military at 18, serve in the us house of representatives at age 25 and in the us senate at age 30, and run for president at age 35.
This essay argues out whether the voting age should be lowered to thirteen the age thirteen was picked because it is a time when a child should start thinking more about becoming an adult, and it is a time in a person's life when the jewish faith says a child becomes an adult. Argument 1 - the voting age should be lowered to 16 at 16 years of age you are able to marry, pay taxes, and leave home you can legally have sex, which implies it is the age at which the government deems you old enough to become a parent. A lower age would be unsafe but the discussion must be based on facts, and, in this case, the facts are clear: 21 saves lives when the drinking age has been lowered, injury and death.
The government must allow people of 14 years of age to vote because it will make a difference in electionsfirst, lowering the voting age to 14 would improve voter turnout by a landslidesecond, some 14-17 year old people are paying income tax to the government they didn't even vote for. A debate has surfaced regarding the legal voting ages in australia as to whether the voting age should be lowered to the age of 16 in response to this issue, melissa young, a 17-year-old girl, contends that the voting age should be lowered to 16 in her post on the website, youngpeopleunitecom. Is the minimum legal voting age of 18 years old fair and appropriate, in your opinion, or should it be lowered in your view, at what age should people be able to vote in the united states. This topic looks at the case for lowering the voting age to 16, but the arguments below could be used for a debate about a different voting age (perhaps 14) another issue to consider is whether the same age should be used for all kinds of voting (eg local elections, state elections, national elections, referenda. Please cast your vote after you've read the arguments you can also add to the debate by leaving a comment at the end of the page if a sixteen year old can join the arm forces, then the right to vote should be allowed if the voting age is lowered to 16, then politics could become a gcse course.
List of cons of lowering the voting age 1 lack of maturity as opposed to what proponents say that lowering the voting age makes younger people mature, this move will not be good at all, according to critics, because 16-year olds might not be mature enough to vote and discern what is good and bad for the nation. List of cons of lowering the voting age 1 young citizens lack the maturity needed to cast a meaningful vote apart from the startling trend that young people don't show up to polls, some people argue that teenagers - especially those under 18 - don't have the maturity needed to cast the right vote. The last time the voting age was changed was during the vietnam war, when it was lowered from 21 to 18 the argument then was that if young people were old enough to fight and lose their lives in war, they should be able to vote for their national leaders. Background and context at present in the uk for general, local and european elections, as well as referenda, you must be 18 to vote this topic has been written from a uk perspective, but the arguments can easily be adapted to apply to the situation in other countries too.
Several arguments that have been advanced in favour of lowering the voting age to sixteenamong these arguments are:(1) those that demand consistency in the treatment of voting and other social and economic rights (2) the related argu. Lowering the voting age to 16 sends a clear message that we want all qualified citizens to participate in our democracy if we want more-involved citizens, then we must give young people the. It is time to try lowering the voting age to 17 nationwide takoma park, maryland, has done it iowa, too, for caucuses scotland went down to age 16 for its recent independence referendum. Lowering the voting age to 16 the voting age must be lowered on the municipal that have lowered the voting age provides credence to the argument that the age.
It is clear that age 16 is a better time to establish a new habit than age 18, and data from places that have lowered the voting age shows that 16-year-olds do indeed vote at higher rates than older first-time voters. Although there are some compelling reasons to consider lowering the voting age from 18, there are negative consequences for such an action, as well first, one must ask if 16 or 17 year olds are at a point where they are mature enough to vote.
This morning the house of commons will debate a bill to reduce the voting age to 16, which has attracted support across all parties mps to debate lowering voting age to 16 you must be. Therefore, the voting age should remain at 18, and i think most people agree that lowering the voting age would be a risk that isn't worth it to take thank you for the debate 1davey29 report this argument. 6 arguments against lowering the voting age in singapore and why they are wrong the current voting age in singapore is 21 as a result, we belong to a very special club together with only 9 other countries in the world which have a voting age of 21 or higher. At the repeal of prohibition, the legal drinking age was accepted nationwide as 21, but when the voting age dropped from 21 to 18 in the early 1970s, many states followed suit by lowering the drinking age as well.