Why? It will give politicians a real true reason to respect the desire of the adolescents wanting to vote. Lowering the voting age could and would be a great idea. This is why the government should consider lowering the voting age to 16 .So young adults, teenagers and adolescent whatever you may call them. Get a chance to choose the right politician in the political election to help then now and later in their future life ahead of them to help them be
I think America should do the same and lower the voting age. It has shown by letting younger people vote also has made a better balance for how many people participate. I like to vote but some of my friends do not and will not participate. I believe that the younger people of Amercia should have the right to vote to make up for all the adults that refuse to participate. The people able to vote should participate and excersise thier right as a Amercian to vote. It is not right that the people ranging from ages 18-24 are not participating like they should. We should make it manditory to
In the article “Takoma Park 16-year-old savors his history-making moment at the polls,” author Annys Shin explains how the Takoma City Council made the Montgomery County community the nation's first to lower the voting age from 18 to 16. Ms. Shin explains how Councilmember Tim Male asked, “How do we get more people vote” proposing that in a report seen from Denmark it suggest that younger teenagers are more likely to vote rather than their older peers. The director of the national reform organization Rob Richie stated, “ Eighteen year-olds, it turns out, are not a very good first voting age group.” They believe that by expanding the franchise to 16 and 17 year-olds it will get them into the habit of voting for the rest of their lives. However I do not believe that lowering the voting age will make a difference in the voter outcome.
It is suggested that young people skip out on voting more so than older people. This may be the case, however no harm is done if the voting age is lowered; the voting population would be increased regardless.
I believe that as an upcoming adult, the voting age should be lowered down to the age of 16. When those teenagers vote at 16, they're voting on their futures. When being thought about, around that age, students are being taught about our government. Personally I feel that if you are old enough to drive, you should be old enough to vote.
The voting age should be put down to sixteen, because of what this cite says “...50% in 1972 to 38%...” this is the rate of people under twenty-five voting. People who graduate from college, seem to not to vote once they go threw college, they don’t see the reason to vote. If they do vote before
First of all, I would like to start with if the age of voting was reduced from 18 to 16 this would be terrible for all election of every sort. The younger generations are less likely to have anything to do with political opinions, therefore leading them to just randomly vote any candidate or even vote at all. 38 % of voters between 18-24 voted in 2012 that would mean 16-18
We should be focusing more on voter participation rather than the percentage of population registered to vote. There are many factors that would increase voter turnout in America, but lowering the voting age is not one of them. In 2012 the U.S. Census Bureau reported that only 38% of voters age 18-24 actually voted.
In my position I agree to lower the age of voting to 16-17 years old because it can raise up the percentage of voting. Many people are not voting because they don't believe it can help them and their community also with the support from 16-17 years old, it can show a huge difference on how the votes are increasing little by little. Also it can gives them experience on what's the voting like. Once they get older, they will know what to do because they registered the vote in an
Voter turnout would be much larger if we lowerd the age requirment, because a bigger percent of the population would be able to vote. Our young people need to be more involved in our government.
I agree that the voting age should be lowerd to the age of 16.Simply because they do have mature 16 year olds.To me it's like the passage says "There is nothing magical about the age 18." In my opinion ,if they are allowing 16 year olds to complete high early, that shows that they have the brains to know who to vote for obviously. I've seen most 16 year olds in this generation willing to want to vote than the older generation. So I think the age should be lowerd to those 16 year olds whom have completed high school though. If many countries have already done so, then I think this is the one time America should also follow.I think the turnout would be more higher if the age was lowered.Another thing I agree with from the passage is that "Lowering
“Voting is such a poll that could be an ideal way to stimulate real debate about young people's engagement in politics.” (Fact). This quote allows young voters to see how effective voting is for EVERYONE! Why is the voting age 18? “In 1971 the 26th amendment to the U.S Constitution lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.” How come we can’t make a difference and reduce the voting age? In the constitution, it is stated that everyone is treated equally regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and etc. As citizens we have the right to vote, however we are denied this right just because of our age? The voting age should be lowered to 16 because the youth along with politics will be benefited greatly, they are willing and responsible
The legal age of adulthood in this country is a controversial issue, the current system in place for determining the age of responsibility for minors makes the most sense with a few minor changes based on current research and cultural trends. Age, Maturity, are two very different things, it is often said that maturity comes with experiences. Most of the people in the world would think the same thing. With experience comes responsibility and knowledge. If lowering the voting age will increase voter turnout, also the government officials would have to appeal to the younger demographic. We let emotional adults vote. Why not rational youth? When I was a child, I used to think that because I am a kid I can’t understand basic things.
A proposal has been presented to increase voter turnout by lowering the minimum voting age from eighteen to seventeen years old. The younger voters will be able to vote on local offices but not national level offices. Allowing seventeen year olds to vote would not be fair because they would only be able to vote for local offices not the national offices. If the voting age is going to be reduced to seventeen why not allow them to vote for the national level issues such as president. This change in the minimum voting age would not be effective because the voters would rather vote for national issues as opposed to local candidates which they are not able to do. The change in voting age is very unnecessary because there are not many eighteen year
I belive that before se set out to make major changes to the voter laws, such as changing the voter age requirment, new programes should be rolled out in an attempt to increase younger voter turnout fist. For example, use of social media to target younger voters. More political ingagment with a younger age group would help build on itself as polititions engage and take up issues that matter to yonger voters, thus incressing young voter turnout, and thus raising the value of younger voters to polititions seeking ideas and votes to be elected or re-elected. a prime example is how effective it was for Bill Clintons campaign during the 90's when he appealed to young voters by going on "MTV."