Why don’t we lower the voting age to sixteen and make young adults’ first election a big teaching opportunity in our schools? Lower voter turnout is both a symptom and cause of declining health in a democracy and one of the strongest influences on whether a person will vote is whether they voted in the last election. By showing students that elections are important and can be interesting, we can help them form good political habits that will stand them, and our democracy, in good stead right from the start.
Lower the voting age to sixteen
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