Stuff Reader Report: Why the voting age should be reduced to 16

Written by Isobel Jaspers, Ella Thorpe and Katie Piper16:21, Aug 04 2017

“Young people are constantly being told that they need to think about their futures, yet they don’t have a say in political decisions that will affect them later on in life.

The current voting age restricts the future leaders of New Zealand from learning about the systems used in parliament like MMP, as well as about the voting process which will hopefully play an important part in their lives.

We are three young New Zealand women, and we want the voting age to be lowered to the age of 16.

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