Ever since the 26th amendment was passed, eighteen year olds were allowed to vote. This new voting age led to this new age group showing less representation than older groups. It was then thought of in the Montgomery County to try and change this, so they lowered the voting age to sixteen. This new way of thinking was brought up to try and bring up the amount of young voters they see less of in elections. I support this new change because it seems like a good idea to let younger people have the chance to voice their opinions.
The 26th amendment states “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.” My opinion on the 26 amendment is that the voting age should be lowered to 16 instead of 18. I also believe the 2nd amendment should be change which also expresses “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Changing the 26th amendment could gradually increase society being safer. I feel the 26th amendment should be change because people of teenage years seem to know just as much about politics as much as older people.
Given the general dejection that faces this state political process currently, changing the voting age to 16 and upward will really get young people thrilled. Allowing 16- years old and upward the right to vote while still living with their parents would encourage a habit that will continue once they leave their nest. Teenagers who come from a non-politically active household tend to take on their parents political views, if such teenagers sees other teenagers participating in a local election, they would be encouraged to turn out putting behind their inherited non political participation views from their parents. Teenagers are the future of the states, the voting age adult who don’t turn out during election will soon expire and the youth who will eventually make it an habit to go vote will replace
At the age of 16, they aren 't really wooried about the presidental election to vote. The diffrence of age 16 and 18, is a big thing because, you can become a whole diffrent person within that two year span. Citizens at the age of 16, dont understand the consequences of their vote and what can happen to our country if the wrong president is elected. When your 16, you really show no interest in voting anyhow.
Felon Rights: Many people take voting for granted; many will argue that voting is a privilege not a right, as this is true among many counties. Here in the United States everyone at the age of eighteen gains their right to vote. Right now roughly 4 Million Americans will not be allowed to Vote in the United States. These people are felons that have served their debt to society.
If you raise the driving age limit, many of these teens would lose there jobs by being unable to arrive to work. When teens have careers they gain responsibility and money. Why would we want to rob them of these opportunities? These teenagers are contributing to society just as much as any adult currently is. If we raise the driving age, we would loose thousands of hard working young men and women.
Everyone has the right to vote, but many don’t take that opportunity. In the article “Should Voting Be Mandatory?” Eric Liu tells us that “mandatory voting would prompt more Americans to pay attention to the choices;” people usually never pay attention to their choices, and then complain about it later when everything has already happened. (Par 5). Mandatory voting means that every citizen of the age of 18 and above that has a right to vote must vote.
The voting age should stay at 18 because young voters already don't vote. Instead of lowring the voting age to 16, we should have different ways for people to vote so the voting percentage can go up. We should be able to vote from home, cell phones, or over the phone. Letting people vote from home would be more realistic because theres a lot of people that stay at home, like stay at home moms that don't really have the time to leave the house to go vote or don't have time to go vote because they have to take kids to school or other activities. Theres also people that can't really leave their house, for example some handicaped people can't leave thier house.
I disagree with the city council’s decision because I think teenagers have a right to be out late, they may need to get away from their house because of danger, and there could be an emergency. First, if teenagers want to go out on the streets late then they should have a right to so. It may be the only time they can go out just to hang with friends or they may just need some air. Teenagers are old enough to decide if they want to go out late or not, they don’t always need adults telling them what to do; and curfew is one thing they don’t need. Second, some teenagers have problems at home such as being neglected or family problems that lead to abuse.
After all, it will only add to the total loss of life from the various errors performed by sixteen-year-old kids. It is unseemingly to keep something that has time and time proved itself to be appalling. It is for this reason that eighteen should be the age at which adolescents are given cars. The legal driving age should be raised to eighteen because it will keep the streets safer, drivers will be more mature, and it is foolish to oppose this indubitable truth.
If some citizens who are qualified to vote are denied the right to cast votes, it is considered as a severe abuse of political equality. The debate about the age of electoral majority has taken place for a long period; however, there has been moderately slight attention in the debate given to the exclusion of young people from the vote (Tremmel, 2015). Some of the critics of lowering the voting age to sixteen claim that the young people do not possess the capability and motivation of appropriately taking part in the elections. Some studies have shown that the turnout of the voters ages 18 years is relatively low, however, this cannot specifically attribute to the motivation to take part in the election (Wagner, Johann, & Kritzinger, 2012). This shows that this the issue of the age to the electoral majority is of significance and should be discussed.
Keeping the voting age at 18 or lowering the required age to vote has been a mass debate across the world. Some people think that keeping the age at 18 will be more efficent than lowering it. Others believe that lowering the required age to vote may cause problems with the percentage of voters. There are many pros and cons about the whole debate. In my opinion, I think the required age to vote should be left at age 18.
One cannot put the stress of having to choose a president who will lead the country for the next four years on a 16 year old who is having a mental breakdown because there crush wont text them back. Lowering the voting age would only decrease the voting percentage in the in the young voters. We should be more focused on how to make voting easier and more flexible for everybody, like the passage said we need to make voting mobile ,secure but also easier ways on how people can vote from there comfort at home. Even thinking of lowering the voting age is just asking for less votes or even worst votes from teenagers who are still dependent from their parents ,and there opinions .America will continue to grow and have new presidents wwe just need to make the right decisions and keep the voting age at
Imagine your 16 year old self. Would you not want to be voting in elections and make the right decisions towards politics? States in America are already lowering the age when you can vote to 16. Turn out of US voters below 25 at presidential elections fell from 50% in 1972 to 38% in 2012. The Asia-Pacific Economics Blog notes the young demographic is some of the most engaged, and by extending it to a younger age could fuel their passion for many years.