Some of the individual states in the US are already considering, or implementing, a lower voting age.
The voting age was last changed across Australia 35 years ago as it became obvious that younger, more-mature individuals had the capacity to take on the responsibilities of adulthood prior to the age of 21.
I first advocated reducing the voting age to 16 almost 20 years ago and again promoted the idea in March 2008.
Modern sixteen year olds have the commonsense, maturity and interest in community issues to justify a reduction in the voting age to 16.
The only real question is:
How soon will it happen?
PAUL TULLY: firstname.lastname@example.org
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