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.
I believe the voting age should stay at 18. There are other ways to increase the voting turnout other than lowering the age of voting. however, if the age was dropped the voting population would drop even more.the ways to increase the voting populations are by allowing people to vote from home, mobile booths, and polliticians could pass laws to make voting happen.
Have you ever wondered if the voting age could be lowered? Well there is a huge Controversy on it. Why? Because many young adults, or teenagers, live and have the same responsibility as an adult would .In many peoples opinion, it should be lowered .Many people think the same way, young voices matter.
In the article, “Takoma Park 16-year-old savors his history-making moment at the polls,” by Annys Shin, many teens who are 16-17 years old can now vote during the election. The decision was made by the Takoma City Council that in Montgomery County Community, they are the first ones in the nation to lower their voting age from 18-16 years old. A group of 350 students from Montgomery Blair High School were granted the right to vote in elections and one of the student who got the right to vote, Ben Miller had said, “ It’s a valuable Privilege,” and he means that it is a great advantage that many 16-17 years old can now vote. Many young adults who are the age of 18 are most likely not a good age to vote because many of them are planning to leave their childhood homes. And they can lack of discipline and causes them not to vote.
Most young people are not able to vote but would like to. The pecentage of older people that vote is way higher than the percentage of the people ranging from ages 18-24. I feel that it is important for us all to participate because all of our oppions matter. By the younger people not participating it shows lack of responsiblity. I think that everyone should participate because each vote matters. I have voted twice in my life for two different presidents, I personally felt special being able to go and vote and to have my oppion matter. It made me feel like a real amercian having the privalage to vote at all. I think that people should be able to vote and we should lower the age to 16. By the age of 16 i feel you are mature enough to be able to have the right to vote. By keeping the age at 18 I dont feel like we really got the real oppion of everyone,and it will help the low participartion percentages to go up. It will help America to understand more peoples oppions. The younger crowd specificaly our 16 year olds is our future and their oppions do matter.
“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
Firstly, younger people should be able to vote because 16 and 17 year olds have opinions too. Their voices deserves to be heard in our community as well as those above 18.
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
British dramatist Shakespeare once said that there are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people’s eyes. Through the ages, controversies about voting age have not quieted down, and there are more and more different opinions about voting age like it should increase to 21, or it should decrease to 17 or 16, even 13. Like a coin has two sides, each opinion has both advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion, I prefer the voting age to be 18 in the United States. Teenagers who are 18 years old are independent enough to make their own decisions, and they should have the vote right as other adults do.
Some people argue that by allowing younger teens at the age of 16 to vote would only show the lack of civic responsibility the the young teenagers in this society have today. By allowing that it would not help, but only hurt the voting society more. Another thing that would not be benefit the counrty by lower the voting age would be that the percentages would remaine low for the participation of younger voters. Studies have shown that a small percentage of young voter from the ages 18-24 voted in 2012. This shows that young teenagers do not vote at all which supports my opinion on why we should keep the voting age at 18.
Voting is a right that has long been fought over; it has taken countless reforms, amendments, and societal changes to make our country’s great democracy what it is today. The time has come again to make a much-needed reform in voting policies by lowering required age. Sixteen-years-olds should be permitted voting status for numerous reasons including their access to the same rights as older adults, previous success this policy has carried in other areas, and the full cognitive and reasoning development in these older teens.
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
Suffrage, the right to vote, has always been a complex concept within the country. From when to pilgrims first settled down in the states, there were restrictions as to who could vote, that at the time being white males who were of age. Slowly over time, many other citizens gained the right to vote such as women, who gained the right in the twentieth century. The twenty-sixth amendment granted the privilege of voting for eighteen year old citizen. As suffrage broadens, voting seems to have a narrowed turnout. Those who have the ability to vote, do not to take advantage of this privilege and neglect to vote. For this reason, sixteen and seventeen year old citizens should not be granted the right to vote.