Home 6 pros and cons of lowering the voting age 6 pros and cons of lowering the voting age the 26th amendment to the united states constitution does not allow the federal government and the states to use age as a primary reason not to allow any american citizen aged 18. When takoma park became the first city in america to lower the voting age to 16 just three years ago, 16- and 17-year-olds voted at twice the rate of the rest of the voting population. This essay argues out whether the voting age should be lowered to thirteen the age thirteen was picked because it is a time when a child should start thinking more about becoming an adult, and it is a time in a person’s life when the jewish faith says a child becomes an adult.
Pros and cons of lowering the voting age to 16 to prepare for our presentation to the voting reform committee on august 30th, we asked our community what they thought about online voting, mandatory voting and lowering the voting age. Caltech/mit voting technology project working paper 13 apr 2004 for over a decade, all direct recording electronic machines have been required to contain redundant storage, but this redundant storage is not an independent record of the votes, because it is created by the same software that created the original record. Since voting is a crucial first amendment issue, consider these pros and cons of lowering the us voting age to 16: pro: increase civic engagement and awareness among youth as the american council of trustees and alumni points out, we have a crisis of civic education in the us currently. The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1969 during the vietnam war, because it was only fair to those aged 18 - 20 dying for their country have a say in how the country is run therefore if 16 year olds are now capable of joining the army then surely it makes sense to also give them the opportunity to vote.
It is clear that age 16 is a better time to establish a new habit than age 18, and data from places that have lowered the voting age shows that 16-year-olds do indeed vote at higher rates than older first-time voters. Cons- parents will probably greatly influence the 16 year olds voting or even force them to vote, and otherwise they will just vote for the cool canidate without really knowing any of their standing on political issues. Since the early 1970’s the age of american citizens allowed to legally vote in the united states has been eighteen years of age prior to 1972, the age for all citizens had been the traditional age of legal consent or twenty-one.
Thirteen year olds can easily pick up on where views on an issue differ and decide on who they like better children and young people under the age of 18 cannot vote yet they constitute one of the largest single blocks of citizens — more than twice the number of citizens of 65 years or older. List of cons of lowering the voting age 1 young citizens lack the maturity needed to cast a meaningful vote apart from the startling trend that young people don’t show up to polls, some people argue that teenagers – especially those under 18 – don’t have the maturity needed to cast the right vote. The voting age in some countries is 18, do you think this is the right age, or should it be higher or lower, and why should people have to give a reason for voting should there be an upper age limit for voting, or should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote.
Pros & cons of driving at the age of 16 getting a driver's license at age 16 is considered to be a right of passage for american teenagers in many states each state has different laws regarding minimum age for driving unsupervised the majority of states require drivers to be 16 or 16 and a half states like. Pros and cons of mandatory voting to prepare for our presentation to the voting reform committee on august 30th, we asked our community what they thought about online voting, mandatory voting and lowering the voting age here are the pros and cons of mandatory voting that we provided in the survey. If teens start voting early, they'll continue to do it the rest of their lives in 2012, the voter turnout rate for the presidential election was 575% even with adding more people to vote, more ballots will be turned in giving voting rights to teens thirteen and up would increase the voter turnout of adults too.
Should we lower the voting age here are the pros and cons of letting teens vote the district of columbia proposed lowering the voting age, too, and seven of 13 council members support the. The united states ratified the 26th amendment in 1971 after weighing the pros and cons of lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 today, there is a growing movement to allow teenagers aged 16 and 17 to vote in elections. Should the voting age be lowered to 16 stand up be counted this house would lower the voting age to 12 stand ups debate the pros and cons - duration:. The pros, cons of lowering the voting age ellen goodman washington post writers group one 13-year-old, harkirat hanrara, asked the california assembly, if society feels comfortable when.
Join the academic debate on the pros and cons of changing the minimum voting age in britain this debate is based on the lecture: electoral studies in the uk (15 november 2016) by dr thomas loughran. In 1971, the 26th amendment was officially ratified the actions of the amendment allowed the voting age to be reduced from 21 to 18 as certain municipalities and states debate the merits of having teens as young as 16 be able to vote, the pros and cons of lowering the voting age have become a nationwide debate in the united states. At the repeal of prohibition, the legal drinking age was accepted nationwide as 21, but when the voting age dropped from 21 to 18 in the early 1970s, many states followed suit by lowering the drinking age as well.