Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Nancy Pelosi recently said she favored lowering it to 16.

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  • humpty
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    Some people are informed enough to vote by then and others are ignorant of the issues at sixty. Perhaps, since they have to live in the world we leave behind us, sixteen year olds might have an opinion that deserves expression, but I am not personally ready to support lowering the voting age.

  • 9 months ago

    No; that would be foolish. We need informed and seasoned voters; people who have a working knowledge of the history of their districts and state and country. 16 years old is too young for most people.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Absolutely not, and this is coming from a 16 year old. People my age are mostly idiots. If anything it should be raised to 21.

    Source(s): 16 year old conservative.
  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Oh he77 no. The brain isn't even finished filling in until 25. If anything the age should be raised.

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  • 9 months ago

    This is already done for local issues in a few states, and seems to work out fine.

    I say include as many as reasonably possible! And 16 year olds understand WAY more than they usually get credit for from what I have noticed!

  • Leo
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Others have proposed the same change as well. I'm fine with it staying at 18.

  • 9 months ago

    When I was 16 I thought so. I would say no. We should put our focus now on making it easier for all adult citizens to vote. We need to get rid of all these roadblocks that were set out upon many of our fellow citizens.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Sure. I have 9 kids who love Trump. I'd like to lower it to 6 years old though.

  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    No. It's fine right where it is, at 18. If you're old enough to join the military, you're old enough to vote.

  • mickey
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    no, democrats only want that so liberal teachers can force students to vote democrat

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