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March 29, 2024

Should the minimum voting age be lowered to increase political participation?




Total votes: 5

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  1. Ruba Al-baddawi
    90

    It is not easy to decide this as teenagers’ brains are still developing and this affects their decision-making.

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  2. FearlessHusky1
    117.5

    I do not think that lowering the voting age would make a significant impact on political participation. I think the bigger issue is why half of the eligible population refuses to vote and participate …Read MoreI do not think that lowering the voting age would make a significant impact on political participation. I think the bigger issue is why half of the eligible population refuses to vote and participate in anything political related. It does not matter whether the voting age is 16, 18 or 21 when there is no interest, when the population feels like there is no reward or there is no point to participating and casting a vote.
    The issue goes way beyond the voting age.
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  3. GraciousElephant5
    104

    Depends on the age, I think.

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  4. CheerfulMagpie
    114

    While I do think that voter participation needs to be increased, I don’t think that lowering the voting age is the correct solution. Personally, I feel as though many younger citizens have not …Read MoreWhile I do think that voter participation needs to be increased, I don’t think that lowering the voting age is the correct solution. Personally, I feel as though many younger citizens have not experienced enough to develop a complete set of morals and values. They are heavily influenced by family and friends. This would make the group particularly easy to be influenced and swayed. I believe that the best voters are those who have developed their own viewpoints independent of others’ opinions. Read Less

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