The Children’s Commissioner is backing a campaign to lower the voting age to 16, saying grey-haired New Zealanders need to acknowledge young people of today are more aware of the world’s problems.
Ella Flavell has never voted but has been champing at the bit to do so.
“Last election I was thinking ‘dang it – I can’t vote’ because I was engaged with all the issues I thought were important to me’,” she says.
She’s part of a campaign called Make it 16, which is challenging the Government to lower the voting age to 16. And supporters come from across the political spectrum.
Jackson Graham says he’s a member of the ACT Party.
“We have plenty of supporters within Make it 16 that have right-wing views.”Continue reading “Newshub: Children’s Commissioner backs campaign to lower voting age”