Vote at 16
We call for the lowering of the voting age to 16!
The European Youth Forum strongly believes in young people’s right to have a voice in democracy. Lowering the voting age to 16 has been proven to have a clear, positive impact on youth engagement and young people’s political knowledge. Studies show that when young people are engaged earlier in democratic and civil life by voting, they are more engaged for the rest of their lives.
We are not saying that 16 and 17 year-olds should be thrown in at the next local, national or European election with no prior knowledge of the system and how it works. That is why we advocate for citizenship education in all schools, so that young voters will be in position of knowledge when they cast their votes.
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#YouthUP Vote at 16
What are the right age limits for voting? We believe that 16 year-olds should have the right to vote! And you? ?
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