voting age


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the age at which a person is old enough to vote in public elections

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In addition to lowering the voting age from 21 to 18, the amendments also sought to lower the eligible age of electoral candidates to 18, and to enable automatic registration of voters by the Election Commission.
"By reducing the voting age from 21 to 18, Rajiv Gandhi Ji added 5 cr new voters.
He said: 'Our students in unity schools are not of voting age, but we adjusted the mid-term break to make it fall within the elections period.
The panel that I chaired for the presiding officer was asked to consider what the minimum voting age should be for Assembly elections.
"We're also looking at electoral reform and lowering the voting age to 16 and 17 in all elections and extend voting rights to people who have been resident in the State for over five years.
The current push to lower the voting age is motivated by outrage that those most vulnerable to school shootings have no say in how such atrocities are best prevented.
On the question of voting age, of the 1,530 who responded to the voting age question, 59% agreed it should be lowered to 16 years old.
That's why Newcastle City Council, the Newcastle Youth Parliament and Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish Conservatives and the Greens are calling for the voting age to be lowered to 16, to boost electoral turn-out, and to strengthen our liberal democracy in the UK.
The project will analyse historical and contemporary debates concerning voting age reform and look at how young people get involved in democracy.
One of the justifications listed for lowering the voting age in the amendment was the fact that over 90 percent of countries provide their citizens over the age 18 the right to vote in general elections.
PLAID Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today reiterated her party's commitment to lowering the voting age to 16, arguing that bringing more young people into politics would "enhance our democracy".
LEADING Labour MPs have joined calls for the voting age to be lowered to 16.
The 2016 voting age population projection - accounting for migration - totals 20,832,609.
Britain's lower house of parliament voted on Tuesday against reducing the voting age for a referendum on EU membership, blocking a move that might have boosted the campaign to stay in the 28-member bloc.