A 15-year-old’s political activism could result in Oregon legislators considering giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote.
Voting Age articles on Democracy Chronicles
A voting age is a minimum age established by law that a person must attain to be eligible to vote in a public election. Typically the age is set at 18 years. Also see our section on American democracy or our article archives on Voter Access and Youth Voting.
Voters in Swiss canton Bern have given short shrift to a proposal aimed at lowering the legal voting age to persons as young as 16.
Children are often left out in discussions on participative democracy. Yet, and interestingly so, can contribute to building democracy.
Most Americans want max age limits for elected officials, and far more think more young people in office will be positive for US politics.
Older and younger voters are increasingly at odds: Republicans as a whole skew gray-haired, and within the Democratis, the left-leaning youth vote.
Italy’s Senate voted on Thursday to reduce the age at which citizens are allowed to vote for senators in the country from 25 to 18.
Baby-boomers and the Silent Generation own more than just political power: they own two-thirds of the wealth in the country.
Teens and even children give public testimony at the legislature. A new measure would allow 17-year-olds to vote in state and local elections.
Cities in 13 states and the District of Columbia have the legal ability to lower the voting age for local elections through amendments.
This book explores the consequences of lowering the voting age to 16 from a global perspective.