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Votes at 16

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We believe that 16 year olds should have the right to vote as in our society today 16 year olds are allowed to:

Get married or register a civil partnership with consent
Give consent to sexual activity with others aged 16 and over
Drink wine/beer with a meal if accompanied by someone over 18
Get a National Insurance number
Leave home with or without parental consent
Choose a GP
Buy a lottery ticket
Apply for a passport without parental consent

So why can’t they vote?

young people today are a lot more educated through schools so it can we argued that they have more knowledge about politics , we could argue that the younger generation actually have a greater understanding than the older generations.

So why can’t they vote?

We believe that the rights and ideas that 16 and 17 year olds have in the UK should be heard and be voice their ideas In parliament because the decisions made affect them the most as the next generation of the UK.

So why can’t they vote?

It is important for 16 year olds to vote because many life changing decisions, for example the EU referendum, are determined by vote and will affect young people for decades to come, however, they do not get a voice in these matters. It is therefore necessary in order to achieve a balanced and equal society to lower the voting age to 16 and give young people a chance to have a say in the choices that will affect their future.

So why can’t they vote?



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