Should the voting age be lowered to 16? | The Tylt

Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

The voting age in America was lowered from 21 to 18 during the Vietnam War, and some say we should lower it even further to 16. Proponents say letting 16-year-olds vote (many of whom also pay taxes) only increases civic participation, and general elections can be arguably more consequential for younger voters than older votersOthers say 16-year-olds lack the judgment and maturity to make voting decisions, and worry their votes could be manipulated by parents and family members. What do you think?

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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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Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
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