Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman Dr Azmi Sharom said even though the Dewan Rakyat in July had passed the Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age
to 18, it does not mean that youths of that age can register as voters right away.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 23 (ANI): Congress Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi on Friday recalled his father, former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi's contribution in lowering the voting age
from 21 to 18, stating that it gave an unequivocal message of confidence to the youth of India.
Based upon this and the present generation not starting work until 18 at the earliest, should the voting age
start at 25?
While stressing that the government has no plans to close private and public schools in the country ahead of the general elections, Adamu said this would enable students of voting age
who registered in their various institutions to exercise their civic duties during the elections.
The Star Trek actor is calling for a lower voting age
so younger teens can have their say in elections.
Lowering the voting age
divides opinion, amongst the public and those who profess to be experts.
SINN Fein has proposed lowering the voting age
in Ireland to 16 in a bid to reform the electoral system.
Constitution, ratified in 1971, lowered the voting age
to 18 from 21.
The body that runs the National Assembly, the Assembly Commission, also wants to lower the minimum voting age
to 16 in Assembly elections.
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.