This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Rejected petition Lowering the voting age to 16 within all UK elections & referendums.
16 and 17 year olds are knowledgeable and passionate about the world they live in & are as capable of engaging in the democratic system as anyone else. Participation in free elections is a fundamental human right, 16-17 have a huge contribution to make and are not being heard.
Other countries are waking up to the idea and this issues has been ping ponged between the House of Commons and Lords since 1998, its time for a change and a real commitment to supporting the interests of at least 1.5 million potential voters, many of whom are in full-time higher education, work, are eligible for civil partnership and to be sent to war.
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