1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Should 16 year old's be allowed to vote?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by ultralaser, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Radox-0

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 9, 2015

    Posts: 2,463

    Location: Earth

    I think they should vote. I have seen questionable rationale for voting the way people did from all age groups.

    I fully imagine even if they were given the rights, only those who generally care or interested in politics, hence actually form more rational reasons for voting the way they did would turn up to vote anyways.
  2. Herojuana

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 24, 2007

    Posts: 1,260

    Location: Lancashire

    No, just wait until you're 18
  3. MadMossy


    Joined: Oct 25, 2004

    Posts: 5,872

    Location: Sunny Torbaydos

    No a 16 year old will vote for who ever their teacher tells them too. Even at 18 your still on the young side to really understand what your vote is doing.
  4. ots3go


    Joined: Jan 15, 2005

    Posts: 2,532

    Location: Notts

    As opposed to others voting for whomever their parents vote for, voting just because they always vote for their 'side', or voting for who the media tells them to vote for?
  5. SPG


    Joined: Jul 28, 2010

    Posts: 5,224

    Which does proves the point even more that a 16 year old should not be allowed to vote..............
  6. McManicMan


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 6,103

    Location: Brighton

    voting should be 21+, in your teens all you want to do is get laid and drunk for the majority of them. Also you should be made to vote, too many people sit on the side line, if you then don't vote make them pay a charge or something like £500 deductible from their income via government methods. Harsh, maybe but at least we should have a true representation of votes
  7. platypus


    Joined: Jul 25, 2003

    Posts: 38,850

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    As opposed to those who vote for whom Rupert Murdoch tells them too? Which is worse?

    Look at the correlation of who voted to leave the EU and the average age of who reads the Daily Mail as an example. Judging from that we should definitely prevent people around the age of 58 voting, because they're ******* idiots. On average.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2018