In parts of europe and much of south america the voting age is 16 or 17 the united kingdom is debating allowing 16-year-olds to vote, and the discussion has picked up steam following scotland's. Retaining a higher age of majority didn't seem to make sense if lawmakers were going to let young people vote at 18, so states began using 18 as the new measure for legal adulthood but why 18 for. Lowering the national voting age to 18 a state's countervailing interest in denying the right to vote to 18-21 year-olds is not as substantial as its interest in. Amendment xxvisection 1the right of citizens of the united states, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or any state on account of agesection 2the congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Elections & voting today, citizens over the age of 18 cannot be denied the right to vote, regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, or sexual orientation however, in every state except.
Other countries have given their young people the right to vote currently you can vote at 16 if you: for example if you are married before reaching the age of 18. 'lower voting age below 18' posted : 2012-11-28 17:17 minors don't have the right to vote, which means they cannot choose their representatives who have great influence on their livelihood. Today in history: voting age lowered to 18 july 5, the voting rights act of 1965 legislated, among other things, that those 18 and over had the right to vote however, oregon and texas both.
A voting age is a minimum age established by law that a person must attain before they become eligible to vote in a public electiontoday, the most common voting age is 18 years however, voting ages as low as 16 and as high as 25 exist (see list below. This deprived a large number of troops, who had been serving overseas in the war, the right to vote it was not until 1969 that the voting system enabled people to vote over the age of 18. Legal voting age to 18 shortly thereafter, the the right to vote is the single most important privilege accorded to the citizens of our nation. It should be noted that in some circumstances, 17 year olds do have the right to vote maine, and some other states, allow 17 year olds to vote in primary elections if they will be 18 by the time of the general election i know of only one legislative effort to lower the age beyond that: minnesota. The universal declaration of human rights 18 everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom.
Ollie middleton: labour's confidence that 16- and 17-year-olds are ready to vote is not misplaced we should give them the influence they deserve. That section of the constitution also provides that an individual must be 18 years of age or older to vote december 18, 2006 - the office of the attorney general wrote an analysis of the ramifications of the capozzi decision. People of the age of 18 or above have the right to vote kate sheppard gained the right for women to vote so why can't children people think that children are immature and mischievous but in fact they actually understand lots about the world.
The long debate over lowering the voting age in america from 21 to 18 began during world war ii and intensified during the vietnam war, when young men denied the right to vote were being. Voter registration age requirements you must be at least 18 by election day you can vote in a general primary if you are at least 17 and will be 18 as of the. The right of citizens of the united states, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or any state on account of age section 2 the congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. On july 1, 1971, when the 26th amendment was ratified, it became impermissible for states to deny citizens eighteen years of age or older the right to vote however, georgia (in 1943) and kentucky. This map shows legal voting age around the world a voting age is a minimum age established by law that a person must attain to be eligible to vote in a public.
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. Are teenagers mature enough to vote thursday, sept 18, 2014 some are trying to win 16-year-olds the right to vote in the united states that is because at age 18 many teens leave home. At age 17, kasky cannot vote this year for lowering the voting age to 16, because young people are more interested, motivated and informed than ever before, and often on the right. When you become 18, you have the right to help decide this country's future you may vote in the precinct in which you live if you are a citizen of the united states, if you have registered to vote 15 days before the election and if you are not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony.
I personally don't think 18 is a good age to vote in america, most people are 18 years in their senior year this means that if you are like me and you have been going to school from pre-k to high school in a small community, you will probably vote where the most of the community votes. The right of citizens of the united states, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or by any state on account of age exploring constitutional conflicts homepage. In the uk, the minimum voting age is 18, except in scotland, where 16- and 17-year-olds have been given the right to vote in local and scottish parliamentary elections. The right of citizens of the united states, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or by any state on account of age - the twenty-sixth amendment to the us constitution on this day in 1971, north carolina became the 38th state.
There are variations among countries in terms of specifics of the right to vote the minimum age is usually between 18 and 25 years (see age of majority) and the insane, certain classes of convicted criminals, and those punished for certain electoral offenses sometimes lack the right to vote.