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Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
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16- and 17-year-olds work, go to school, apply for loans, pay taxes on their incomes, can drive in most states, and are often tried in adult courts. Why should they not have a say?

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At Forbes, David Davenport questions whether young people are even interested in voting.

If it is a question of maturity, researchers generally agree that the brain is still developing until the mid-20s, with moral reasoning and abstract thought coming later in the cycle than previously thought. 
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This writer argues the age of voting should be higher than it is. Kids just don't understand.

It’s a maturity thing. Most young voters simply aren’t emotionally stable and mature enough to be entrusted with a presidential election vote, and also lack skin in the game (income, assets, career, etc.)
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Brazil, Argentina, Scotland, Austria, and Ecuador have already lowered their voting age to 16. It's not a radical concept.

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