Pros And Cons Of Lowering The Voting Age

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Should the minimum age to vote stay at 18 or be lowered to 16? I believe that the voting age should stay at 18. Lowering the voting age would allow for younger, less educated individuals to vote. Decreasing the voting age would also increase the percentage of people who don 't want to vote. First, lowering the voting age to 16 would mean allowing less educated people to vote. Having less of an education means they would not be able to determine whats best for the country. Being younger means that they would probably not care about elections. Second, if we lower the voting age it will instantly increase the number of voters. However, doing so will also decrease the percentage of people who will actually participate in elections.
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