lowering the voting age to 16

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Lowering the Voting age to 16!! : 

Lowering the Voting age to 16!!

Reasons for lowering the voting age to 16! : 

Reasons for lowering the voting age to 16!

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16 year olds are mature enough to make important decisions. 16 year olds have been educated for at least 10 years.

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There’s hardly any difference between 16 and 18 year olds

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A higher turn out in voting will mean greater accuracy.

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Some say that 16 olds don’t have the maturity to vote.

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All 16 year olds have many rights, such as having the right to marry, have sex, smoke and even join the military. Surely they have the right to decide their future?

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According to the last 70 years of developmental psychology, beginning with Jean Piaget, a person as young as 11 years of age is as mentally developed as an adult. The U.S. Supreme Court held that a 6th grade education had enough knowledge to make an good choice.



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This means that 16 year olds have to pay taxes, they however cannot vote.

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If younger people are involved in politics, then issues involving youths will more likely to be noticed. e.g. University fees.

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If 16 year olds were involved in politics then there will be less youth crime.

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In the future 16 year olds will be the ones working, if they aren’t allowed to decide their future, it will affect the way humans live.

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At 16, usually it is the end of teenager's education, he or she has learnt enough to go to the outside world and do what he or she wants to do.

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Some say that Most 16-year-olds would either vote the way their parents voted, or deliberately vote the other way to be rebellious.

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In today’s society 16-year-olds are more mature than ever before and there isn’t much of a gap between an 18-year-old and a 16-year-old’s ability to vote.

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If you can die for your country, surely you can choose for your country?

Thank you for watching my video : 

Thank you for watching my video Credits: Brian Cheung Connor Collins Bronwen Hanson Michael Belk To join us and campaign to lower voting to 16 join us with Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/You-have-the-right-to-vote/166531410031692

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