voting age

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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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.
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.