Reducing The Voting Age To 16:

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Created April 11, 2015 by GCSE Citizenship Group.


As I am sure you are aware, the ever evolving society has brought upon us many positive and negative things among our country (UK) but with more than an estimated 64. 1 million inhabitancies, among those people their voices want to be heard. In a democratic country, the opinions upon the young, middle-aged and elderly are vastly important on what vital decisions are made in the United Kingdom and what things/occurrences will be made as a result of the opinion of the general public within the United Kingdom would have made through voting. Alex Salmond (a scottish politician who served as the fourth first minister of scotland from 2007 to 2014) has stated lowering the voting age is ‘one of the greatest democratic experiences in scotland’s history’. With such great success as Alex Salmond says, why isn’t the United Kingdom following in Scotland’s foot- steps? The last reduction of the voting age was in 1969 in which 18 year olds were legally allowed to vote, that’s approximately 46 years ago, do you think this outdated law needs to be updated with the maturing society we live in? If you agree with the statement that 16/17 year-olds should be allowed to vote please sign your name to help contribute to our campaign, Thank you very much, our GCSE Citizenship group.

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