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« on: February 08, 2006, 01:10:03 pm »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/isle_of_man/4690678.stm

Does anyone feel that this move will, eventually, be followed more generally?
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2006, 01:33:07 pm »

Probably not, it's not like it's the first to do so.

Countries with below 18 votin ages:

municipal elections in a few states in Austria - 16
Brazil - 16 (voting is not mandatory though, it is for 18+)
municipal elections in a few states in Germany - 16
Iran - 15

Also the Philippines had the voting age at 15 until 1987, when it was raised to 18.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2006, 01:35:40 pm »

Doubtful.  There's not any particularly strong inclination among 18 to 20 year olds to vote now.  I'd be reasonably happy to see the voting age go up to 21 or 25 rather than come down to 16.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2006, 01:37:09 pm »

I hope other countries follow. In my book if you are old enough to pay taxes and die for your country (16 in the UK) then you are old enough to vote.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2006, 01:41:43 pm »

I hope other countries follow. In my book if you are old enough to pay taxes and die for your country (16 in the UK) then you are old enough to vote.

Ditto.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2006, 01:50:19 pm »



Hopefully not in the US.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2006, 01:54:52 pm »

Hopefully not in the US.

Voting age and military age are already equal are they not?
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2006, 01:59:09 pm »

Right.

Which is why it doesn't need to be lowered.

Which is why driving age should be raised.

Which is why drinking age should be lowered.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2006, 02:00:59 pm »

Right.

Which is why it doesn't need to be lowered.

Which is why driving age should be raised.

Which is why drinking age should be lowered.

Well I think that is the first time I've agreed with you. =)
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2006, 02:09:26 pm »

I'm not sure this is really relevant to anything, as the inhabitants of the Isle of Man are so inbred as to barely be human any more. And their cats are born without tails Sad

Really though, it's certainly interesting but I have to wonder how many 16 year-olds (who don't post on political forums Wink) actually care enough to vote.
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