I'm 15 and feel the need to vote, at 16 most educated people should be able to make a good vote on what they believe in. At 16, the government will decide a lot about your life such as education and your future job.
Yes most kids who are 16 have feelings and would like to vote
Let the kids have a say
There are just as many adults that don't give a damn about politics as there are careless students, it makes no difference. A 16 year old should be able to decide their future, especially if others are choosing to decide for them. I'd rather not inherit the seemingly disastrous future that the old leave for us, let the audacious take their place in society and have a say, then they won't be able to complain like when things didn't go the way before they could vote. It would be equally their fault.
They are definitely mature enough...
I believe it's a good way to get them involved with politics. After all, politics affect your future. Maybe not a federal level, but on a city and state level absolutely!
But their vote counts half.
No. At the age of 16, you don't know enough about the national issues, and most of the major national policies don't apply to you, so it wouldn't make sense for 16 year olds to have a say in matters that they both don't understand, and are not subject to.
Not mature enough, and act off of feeling rather than knowledge more often than not.
The status quo should not be altered absent a showing of good cause.
Apart from myself at age 16, I haven't ever met a 16 year old who pays attention to politics or what goes on in the world.
You need to have paid into the system and have some experience of it before being able to cast a vote that effects other tax payers.
Most of us are too stupid to make that decision.
Too young. At eighteen your legally an adult. The reason coting at 16 is not good is because mamy issues do not yet affect you. You dont support yourself, you dont pay taxes, you dont own a home or have children ir a family to support in the vast majority of cases. t eighteen you should be allowed every legal right but you dint need to be a voting minor.
Most eighteen-year-olds shouldn't be allowed to vote, as most of them have yet to grasp the meaning of politics and are too immature to handle the future of our country. Get on Twitter and look at the upcoming generation and tell me we're not screwed. I'd rather put it off for two more years than allow them a piece of the control now.
The age at which one ceases to be a minor is somewhat arbitrary, so any other age would also be somewhat arbitrary. We don't need to change ages every now and then. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I'm 16 right now and while I would love to be able to vote because I am a very informed citizen, the vast majority of my peers are not ready to vote as all they know is the crap that the liberal media feeds them