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    Moderator Arthur Little's Avatar
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    Question Sixteen Or Eighteen

    ... citizens of my vintage may recall that, until 1969, one had to've attained the age of 21 before being allowed to vote in a UK Parliamentary Election.

    Then, from 1970 onwards, young people became eligible to do so at eighteen.

    ................................................................ continued to be the case nationwide ... ... unless, of course, one happened to live in Scotland where - during the vote on Scottish Independence - even younger folks were given the opportunity to have their voices heard at the tender age of sixteen.

    Personally, I thought this was a bit too early.

    But ... many would argue, youngsters grow up much more quickly these days.

    So, what do you ones think?



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    I'd put it up to 25. Only politicians want it lowered.

    Even 18 year-olds hardly know their Rs from their Lbow.


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    I agree with Graham


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    16 or 18 - or any age - there are loads of folk out there that vote, who have no idea what they are voting for.


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    I think 16 is too young to vote, what experience/understanding do they have or did we have of life at that age?


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