Reduce the age of voting

Proposer
PaulJRobinson
State

Accepted

Vote Score

3

Age

2081 days


@PaulJRobinson edited democracy.md - over 5 years ago

To deter time wasters, the current requirement of 10 nominations from the electorate to obtain candidacy will be increased to 20.

Reduce the age of voting at General, Scottish, and European Elections (ie to legislative bodies) and all national and local referenda to those aged 16 years and above.

Reduce the age of voting at Local Elections and to the Welsh Assemby (ie to non-legislative bodies) to those aged 15 to encourage youth participation in democracy prior to enjoying full voting right at 16.

Party Funding

Limit all donations and loans to political parties, campaign, lobbying and interest groups to a maximum of £5,000 from individuals and groups.

Devolution

Devolve all legislative powers currently enjoyed by the Scottish Parliament to equivalent devolved Parliaments in England, Wales and (eventually) Northern Ireland. The UK Parliament to retain control over macro-economic, foreign, and defence policy.

Devolve all legislative powers currently enjoyed by the Scottish Parliament to equivalent devolved Parliaments in England, Wales and (eventually) Northern Ireland. The UK Parliament to retain control over macro-economic, foreign, and defence policy.

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 5 years ago

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stringfellow

@stringfellow - over 5 years ago

👍 but with a question - why 15 and 16? Seems arbitrary. @dangerousbeans would say that anyone can vote (any age). I would suggest that at 15 and 16 hormone-filled teens may not actually make sound decisions.

However - at age 18, there are a lot more interesting things going on than being able to vote (for the majority of folk), so a reduction is definitely favourable. Get (Empower!) 'em while they're young, ay?

frankieroberto

@frankieroberto - over 5 years ago

👍 there are lots of good reasons for reducing voting age to 16+. Dropping to 15+ for local elections is an interesting idea too.