voting age


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Noun1.voting age - the age at which a person is old enough to vote in public electionsvoting age - the age at which a person is old enough to vote in public elections
eld, age - a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
adulthood, maturity - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
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I SEE that the Assembly is proposing to increase the number of AMs by 40 to 100 and reduce the voting age to 16.
MOST of Britain's principal political parties are now signed up to reducing the voting age to 16 to boost electoral turn-out in an era of declining participation in civic affairs - what some call the "democratic deficit".
The University of Huddersfield's Dr Andrew Mycock and the University of Liverpool's Professor Jonathan Tonge will evaluate the position on lowering the voting age, thanks to a research grant of PS119,740.
As part of newly passed amendments to the Referendum Act, Taiwan's voting age for referendums has officially been lowered to 18 years of age.
PLAID Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today reiterated her party's commitment to lowering the voting age to 16, arguing that bringing more young people into politics would "enhance our democracy".
But it is not backed by the Conservatives, and before this year's General Election Theresa May said: "You have to pick a point at which you think it is right for the voting age to be.
A CROSS-party bid to cut the voting age to 16 is launched this week.
LEADING Labour MPs have joined calls for the voting age to be lowered to 16.
The 2016 voting age population projection - accounting for migration - totals 20,832,609.
Britain's lower house of parliament voted on Tuesday against reducing the voting age for a referendum on EU membership, blocking a move that might have boosted the campaign to stay in the 28-member bloc.
A BIRMINGHAM politician has welcomed moves to give 16 and 17-yearolds the vote in council elections and called for a lower voting age for the EU membership referendum.
Youth activists are pushing to lower the voting age from 18 to 16.