This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Lower the voting age from 18 to 16 for elections and referendums
Young people have clearly shown in recent months that they are engaged in political, social and environmental issues that will effect their futures. Allowing young people the right to vote will enable them to have an active voice in the democratic process in the UK and have their concerns heard.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website