27 Jan Should the minimum voting age be lowered?
“In 1971, the United States lowered the federal voting age from 21 to 18, because 18-year-olds could serve in armed forces but not vote.
Nowadays, teenagers are showing great interest in politics. Technological advancements have made them better informed than ever. Studies of cold cognition have proven that the skills necessary to make informed decisions are firmly in place by the age of 16.
There is an increased demand for lowering the minimum voting age to 16.
What are your thoughts? Should the minimum voting age be lowered?
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Should the minimum voting age be lowered?
firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted at 17:20h, 18 January
As a marriage and family counselor, I voted no. While I greatly respect all of my young clients, the human brain does not fully develop until the age of 25 and the last part of the brain to develop involves the fine-tuning of foresight, the most important factor needed to responsibly vote. High schools would be targeted and young students would be politically seduced to vote based on mudslinging other candidates for issues such as political correctness, public speaking flaws, etc. rather than vital policy issues because most highschoolers know very little about politics, there is too much of that already.