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A voting age is a minimum age established by law that a person must attain in order to be eligible to vote in a public election. For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Voting is a method of decision making wherein a group such as a meeting or an electorate attempts to gauge its opinion—usually as a final step following discussions or debates. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... This article is about the political process. ...


The vast majority of countries in the world have established a voting age. The main reason given for its imposition is that those of an age lower than the chosen threshold lack the necessary capacity to independently decide how to cast a vote. The voting age is often of such importance that it is set by means of a constitutional provision.


At the present time the voting age across the world is typically 18. When the right to vote was first accorded in democracies the voting age was generally set at 21, or in some cases at an even higher level. In the 1970s widespread reform led to a reduction to 18 in a large number of countries. Debate is currently underway in many places on proposals to reduce the voting age below 18. Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Suffrage (from the Latin suffragium, meaning vote) is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. ...

History

Historically, 21 years of age was regarded as the age of majority in most countries and included the acquisition of voting rights for those otherwise entitled to them. There were however some countries, particularly those in Scandinavia, which maintained voting ages higher than 21. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Suffrage (from the Latin suffragium, meaning vote) is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ...


The reduction to 18

During the 20th century a large number of countries reduced the voting age from 21, with most lowering it to 18. The majority of these reductions were immediate, but in some cases a final reduction to 18 was preceded by one to a higher age (eg. 20). Exceptions to the voting age were also provided for in some countries on the basis of service given in conflicts such as the First and Second World Wars. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Czechoslovakia was early to act, reducing its age to 18 in 1946, and by 1968 a total of 17 states had made the reduction.[1] A large number of countries, particularly in Western Europe, reduced their voting ages to 18 during the 1970s. The United Kingdom was the first such country to do so, in 1970. It led a swift and widespread sweep of the world's leading democracies, with countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and France following soon afterwards. By the end of the 20th century 18 had become by far the most common age at which citizens acquired the right to vote. A current understanding of Western Europe. ...


Consideration of a reduction to 18 continued into the late 20th and early 21st century in those countries that had not already made the change. Reductions were seen in India, Switzerland, Austria and Morocco during this time. In 2007 debate is taking place in Japan,[2] and a dispute is continuing in the Maldives.[3]


Further reductions

Around the turn of the 21st century a number of countries began to consider whether the voting age ought to be reduced further, with arguments most often being made in favour of a reduction to 16. The earliest moves came during the 1990s, when the voting age for municipal elections in some states of Germany was lowered to 16. Lower Saxony was the first state to make such a reduction, in 1995.[4] A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ...


Austria

The voting age had been reduced in Austria from 19 to 18 at all levels in 1992. At that time a voting age of 16 was proposed by the Green Party, but was not adopted.[5] The Greens – The Green Alternative (German: or Die Grünen) is a political party in the Austrian parliament. ...


The voting age for municipal elections in some states was lowered to 16 in the early 2000s.[4] Three states had made the reduction by 2003 (Burgenland, Carinthia and Styria),[4] and in May 2003 Vienna became the fourth.[6] Salzburg followed suit,[7][8] and so by the start of 2005 the total had reached at least five states out of nine.[9] As a consequence of state law, reduction of the municipal voting age in the states of Burgenland, Salzburg and Vienna resulted in the reduction of the regional voting age in those states as well.[8] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Burgenland (Hungarian Várvidék, Őrvidék or Felsőőrvidék, Croatian Gradišće, Slovenian Gradiščansko) is the easternmost and least populous state or Land of Austria. ... Carinthia (German: Kärnten, Slovenian: Koroška) is the southernmost Austrian state or Land; it is chiefly famous for its mountains and lakes. ... “Styria” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Salzburg is a state or Land of Austria with an area of 7,154 km², located adjacent to the German border. ...


Following the legislative election in 2006, the winning SPÖ-ÖVP coalition announced on 12 January 2007 that one of its policies would be the reduction of the voting age to 16 for elections in all states and at all levels in Austria.[10] The policy was set in motion by a Government announcement on 14 March,[11] and a Bill proposing an amendment to the Constitution was presented to the legislature on 2 May.[12][13] On 5 June the National Council approved the proposal following a recommendation to do so from its Constitution Committee.[5][14][15] During the passage of the Bill through the chamber relatively little opposition was raised to the reduction, with four out of five parties explicitly supporting it; indeed, there was some dispute over which party had been the first to suggest the idea. Greater controversy surrounded the other provisions of the bill concerning the Briefwahl, or postal vote, and the extension of the legislative period for the National Council from four to five years.[5] A further uncontroversial inclusion was a reduction in the candidacy age from 19 to 18. The Federal Council approved the Bill on 21 June, with no party voting against it.[16] The voting age was reduced when the Bill's provisions came into force on 1 July 2007.[17] Austria thus became the first member of the European Union, and the first of the world's leading democracies, to adopt a voting age of 16 for all purposes.[15] Election posters of the BZÖ and the ÖVP parties The 2006 general election for the National Council in Austria was held on 1 October 2006. ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, or SPÖ) is one of the oldest political parties in Austria. ... The Austrian Peoples Party (de:Österreichische Volkspartei, or ÖVP) is an Austrian political party. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Type Bicameral Houses Bundesrat Nationalrat Members 245 Meeting place In the Parliament of Austria (Österreichisches Parlament) is vested the legislative power of the Republic of Austria. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Council or Nationalrat is one of the two houses of the Federal Assembly, the bicameral federal parliament of the Federal Republic of Austria. ... Postal Voting describes the method of voting in an election whereby ballot papers are distributed and/or returned by post to electors, in contrast to electors voting in person at a Polling station or electronically via an Electronic voting system. ... Age of candidacy is the minimum age at which a person can legally qualify to hold certain elected government offices. ... The Federal Council of Austria or Bundesrat is one of the two separate councils of parliament of Austria. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


United Kingdom

In 2004 the Electoral Commission in the United Kingdom reported on the conclusions of its consultation on the subject of the voting and candidacy ages. It recommended that the voting age remain at 18.[18] On 29 November 2005 the House of Commons voted 136-128 (on a free vote) against a Bill for a reduction in the voting age to 16 proposed by Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Williams. Parliament chose not to include a provision reducing the voting age in the Electoral Administration Act during its passage in 2006. The Electoral Commission is a non-ministerial government department with powers in the United Kingdom, which was created by an Act of Parliament, the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (2000 c. ... Age of candidacy is the minimum age at which a person can legally qualify to hold certain elected government offices. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Type Lower House Speaker of the House of Commons Leader of the House of Commons Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Harriet Harman, QC, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Theresa May, PC, (Conservative) since December 6, 2005 Members 646 Political groups... A conscience vote or free vote is a type of vote in a legislative body where legislators are each expected to vote according to their own personal conscience rather than according to an official line set down by their political party. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Stephen Roy Williams (born 11 October 1966) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who was elected Member of Parliament for Bristol West in the 2005 election. ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Lord Speaker Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... The Electoral Administration Act 2006 is an Act which was passed by Parliament of the United Kingdom on 11 July 2006. ...


The Ministry of Justice published on 3 July 2007 a Green Paper entitled The Governance of Britain, in which it proposed the establishment of a "Youth Citizenship Commission".[19] The Commission would, amongst other things, be tasked with examining the case for lowering the voting age. On launching the Paper the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said in the House of Commons: "Although the voting age has been 18 since 1969, it is right, as part of that debate, to examine, and hear from young people themselves, whether lowering that age would increase participation."[20] The Ministry of Justice is a department of the government of the United Kingdom, reorganized from the former Department for Constitutional Affairs. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... In Britain, the Republic of Ireland, and other similar Commonwealth jurisdictions (e. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... Type Lower House Speaker of the House of Commons Leader of the House of Commons Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Harriet Harman, QC, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Theresa May, PC, (Conservative) since December 6, 2005 Members 646 Political groups...


Other countries

Protest in favour of lowering the voting age by members of NYRA Berkeley, California, 2004.
Protest in favour of lowering the voting age by members of NYRA Berkeley, California, 2004.

In the 2000s legislative proposals for reductions of the voting age to 16 were made in a number of U.S. states, including California, Florida and Alaska.[21] Proposals were made for a national reduction in Canada[22] and a state reduction in New South Wales, Australia.[23] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... NYRA logo The National Youth Rights Association is the largest Youth Rights group in the United States, with several thousand members. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... “NSW” redirects here. ...


In July 2006 the Isle of Man reduced the voting age to 16 for its general elections, with the House of Keys approving the move by 19 votes to 4.[24] Jersey followed suit on 4 July 2007, when it approved in principle a reduction of the voting age to 16. The States of Jersey voted narrowly in favour, by 25 votes to 21,[25] and the legislative amendments were adopted on 26 September.[26] It is envisaged that the law will be brought into force in time for the senatorial elections in 2008.[27] A proposal to reduce the voting age to 16 is to be made by the House Committee of the States of Guernsey on 31 October 2007,[28][29] with the aim of making a reduction in Guernsey by April 2008. The move has also been approved by the States' Policy Committee.[29] The House of Keys is the directly elected lower Branch of Tynwald the Parliament of the Isle of Man, the other of the two Branches being the Legislative Council. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The States of Jersey (French: États de Jersey) is the parliament of Jersey. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The States of Guernsey (French: États de Guernesey) is the parliament of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Iran had been unique in awarding suffrage at 15, but raised the age to 18 in January 2007 despite the opposition of the Government.[30][31] In May 2007 the Iranian Cabinet proposed a Bill to reverse the increase.[32][33]


On 6 May 2007 the canton of Glarus in Switzerland voted to reduce the voting age from 18 to 16 for cantonal and local elections.[34][35] is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ...   (French Glaris) is a canton in east central Switzerland. ...


The New Zealand Green Party MP Sue Bradford announced on 21 June 2007 that she intended to introduce her Civics Education and Voting Age Bill on the next occasion upon which a place became available for the consideration of Members' Bills.[36] When this happened on 25 July Bradford abandoned the idea, citing an adverse public reaction.[37] The Bill would have sought to reduce the voting age to 16 in New Zealand and make civics education part of the compulsory curriculum in schools. Wikinews has related news: Greens Party refines Buy Kiwi Made scheme The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand is a political party in the New Zealand parliament. ... The New Zealand House of Representatives is the legislature of New Zealand. ... Sue Bradford (born 1952) is a New Zealand politician. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Civics is the science of comparative government and means of administering public trusts—the theory of governance as applied to state institutions. ... For a curriculum vitae, see Résumé. In formal education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university. ...


A request to lower the voting age to 16 was made during the 2007 revisions to the Constitution of Venezuela. Cilia Flores, president of the National Assembly, announced that the Mixed Committee for Constitutional Reform had found the idea to be acceptable.[38] The Committee approved the amendment on 11 October, and the draft is currently due to be considered by the full assembly.[39] The Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the current constitution of Venezuela. ... Cilia Flores is (as of 2007) the president of the National Assembly of Venezuela. ... The National Assembly (Spanish Asamblea Nacional) is the current legislative branch of the Venezuelan government. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


A report suggesting that consideration be given to reducing the voting age to 16 in the Australian Capital Territory in Canberra, Australia was tabled in the territorial legislature on 26 September 2007.[40] This prompted the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria to voice its support for the making of a similar reduction in that state.[41] Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... The ACT Legislative Assembly building, as seen from the front The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly (or, more formally and fully, the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory) is the unicameral legislature of the Australian Capital Territory. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... “VIC” redirects here. ...


Voting ages around the world

18 is the most common voting age, with a small minority of countries differing from this rule. Those with a national minimum age of 17 include East Timor, Indonesia, North Korea, the Seychelles and Sudan. The minimum age is 16 in Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Nicaragua and the Isle of Man (though Man is not a sovereign state). People aged 16-18 can vote in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro if employed. By contrast the minimum age in Uzbekistan is 25, which age is also used in Italy for elections to the Senate. Some countries have variable provision for the minimum voting age, whereby a lower age is set for eligibility to vote in state, regional or municipal elections. “Sovereign” redirects here. ... This article is about the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Demonym Montenegrin Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006... Palazzo Madama house of the Senate of the Republic. ...


The only known maximum voting age is in the Holy See, where the franchise for electing a new Pope is restricted to Cardinals under the age of 80. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Pope (from Latin... For other uses, see Cardinal (disambiguation). ...

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Alphabetical list of countries

The following is an alphabetical list of voting ages in the various countries of the world.

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  • Haiti: 18
  • Holy See (Vatican City): limited to cardinals less than 80 years old
  • Honduras: 18
  • Hong Kong: direct election 18 years of age; universal for permanent residents living in the territory of Hong Kong for the past seven years; indirect election limited to about 200,000 members of functional constituencies and an 800-member election committee drawn from broad regional groupings, municipal organizations, and central government bodies
  • Hungary: 18

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  • Oman: in Oman's most recent Majlis al-Shura elections in 2003, suffrage was universal for all Omanis over age 21 except for members of the military and security forces; the next Majlis al-Shura elections are scheduled for 2007

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  • Pakistan: 18 years of age; universal; joint electorates and reserved parliamentary seats for women and non-Muslims
  • Palau: 18
  • Panama: 18
  • Papua New Guinea: 18
  • Paraguay: 18
  • Peru: 18 years of age; universal and compulsory until the age of 70; (members of the military and national police may not vote)
  • Philippines: 18
  • Pitcairn Islands: 18 years of age; universal with three years residency
  • Poland: 18
  • Portugal: 18
  • Puerto Rico: 18 years of age; universal; island residents are US citizens but do not vote in US presidential elections

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Chronology of lowering the voting age to 18

The following is a chronological list of the dates upon which countries lowered the voting age to 18; unless otherwise indicated, the reduction was from 21. In some cases the age was lowered decrementally, and so the "staging points" are also given. Some information is also included on the relevant legal instruments involved. For the novel by Michael Crichton, see Timeline (novel). ... An increment is an increase, either of some fixed amount, for example added regularly, or of a variable amount. ...

non-federal elections: Quebec in 1963,[45] Manitoba on 10 October 1969,[46] Ontario in 1971,[45] Nova Scotia in 1973 following reduction to 19 in 1970[47] and British Columbia in 1992 following reduction to 19 in 1952[48]
prior reductions: Georgia in August 1943[50] and Kentucky in 1955;[1] Guam in 1954[51] and American Samoa in 1965[51]

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The National Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. Â§ 1973-1973aa-6)[1] outlawed the requirement that would-be voters in the United States take literacy tests to qualify to register to vote, and it provided for federal registration of voters in areas that had less than 50... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... 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Chronology of lowering the voting age to 16

This is a further list, similar to the above but of the dates upon which countries lowered the voting age to 16; unless otherwise indicated, the reduction was from 18.

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Organisations in favour of lowering the voting age

The following are political parties and other campaigning organisations that have either endorsed a lower voting age or who favour its removal. “Political Parties” redirects here. ... “Electioneering” redirects here. ...


Alphabetical list of countries

Australia

The Australian Democrats is an Australian political party which was formed in 1977 through a merger of the Australia Party and the Liberal Movement after principals of those minor parties secured the commitment of former Liberal minister Don Chipp as a high-profile leader[1]. The new party was based... The Australian Greens, commonly known as The Greens, is a Green Australian political party. ... The Socialist Alliance was founded in 2001 as an alliance of socialist organisations in Australia, initiated by the Democratic Socialist Party and the International Socialist Organisation and founded along with 6 other socialist groups. ...

Austria

  • Austrian Greens
  • Austrian Social Democrats [8]
  • Liberales Froum [9]
  • vote4future.at, Austrian National Youth Council

The Austrian Green Party (de: Die Grünen - Die Grüne Alternative, or Die Grünen) is a political party in the Austrian parliament. ...

Canada

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Denmark

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Germany

Ireland

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Netherlands

GroenLinks (GL, English: GreenLeft) is a Dutch Green political party. ...

New Zealand

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Norway

  • Liberal Party of Norway [11]

The Liberal Party of Norway (Norwegian: , V, meaning left) is a liberal party in Norway, subscribing to social liberalism. ...

Spain

Izquierda Unida (United Left) is the name of a number of political parties in Spanish-speaking countries: Izquierda Unida, Spain. ...

United Kingdom

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United States

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External links

  • Field Listing - Suffrage from the CIA World Factbook
  • A more complete list of voting ages around the world (in German)
  • Youth Suffrage Resources
  • NYRA's Voting Age Info Dump

  Results from FactBites:
 
Youth Vote News (1446 words)
Numerous reports show that since the voting age was lowered to 18 in 1972, the rate of participation among people under the age of 25 has declined by about 15%, compared with about 4% in the general population.
Because the voting age for general elections has not been lowered in any states, conclusive research on its effects is not available.
Age 18 is a poor time to allow young people to start voting because they are often in transition.
Under-aged Voting (730 words)
Hence the 26th Amendment to the Constitution in 1972 that lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
Age 18 is the typical age of movement between high school and college, civilian and military, living with parents and living independently.
The concept of children voting is not a symptom of political necessity in conformity to America's republican form of government.
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