Voting Age Voting

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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. The voting age should be lowered to 16 because youth will vote thoroughly, 16 is a better age to start voting, and voting will provide an intrinsic benefit to the lives of young people.
Firstly, it is best for us to lower the voting age because young adults will vote thoroughly and make the right decisions. Alternet says that young voters are likely to vote in much the same way as their parents, not because they are coerced to do so but because or shared values meaning that there will be no worries that irresponsible teenagers will make wrong choices. National Youth Rights Association claims that if youth vote, politicians will show interest in what they have to say. We can say that opinions from the young are very important to our society. The Vox states that voting should or needs to become a habit for young adults due to research from various universities and past elections. One, to be specific is a study done by The Learning Habit / Good Parent, Inc. showing that routines and habits do not vary much after the age of 9.
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