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Give 16-year-olds the vote? No, let them enjoy life

Give 16-year-olds the vote? No, let them enjoy life | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
Michael White: To lower the voting age would miss the point: it's not that the young are disinterested in politics, it's the politicians who don't make it interesting
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Sam Burich's curator insight, March 24, 2014 12:32 AM

I do not think the voting age should be changed, 16 year olds are generally not mature enough for this.

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Lowering the voting age

Lowering the voting age | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
Time for a lasting investment in political education
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votes at 16 as a part of electoral reform

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A-Z of voting systems

A-Z of voting systems | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
An explanation of the different voting systems, how they work, where they're used and the pros and cons
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What is my party playing at? No one wants votes for 16-year-olds - Telegraph

What is my party playing at? No one wants votes for 16-year-olds - Telegraph | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
Labour's latest proposal is exactly the kind of middle-class dinner party issue that tofu-eaters throughout the country get really excited about. But there's a more urgent problem around the corner, says Tom Harris.
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We'll give youngsters the vote at 16: But Miliband's plan to change fa

We'll give youngsters the vote at 16: But Miliband's plan to change fa | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
The Labour leader announced that he wants to ‘change politics’ by reducing the voting age for the first time since 1969 so politicians ‘hear the voices of people that haven’t been heard for a long time’.
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Turkish government mulls changes to electoral system - Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish government mulls changes to electoral system - Hurriyet Daily News | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
Hurriyet Daily News Turkish government mulls changes to electoral system Hurriyet Daily News A change in the electoral system and a lowering of the election threshold have been cited among possible surprising elements of the upcoming...
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Germany uses Mixed-Member Proportional in general elections - how does it compare to Canada?

Germany uses Mixed-Member Proportional in general elections - how does it compare to Canada? | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
A new national campaign for democratic renewal and proportional government in Canada. (RT @UnlockCanada: Check out how Germany's electoral system compares to Canada's first-past-the-post.
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Ed Miliband speech: panel verdict

Ed Miliband speech: panel verdict | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
Diane Abbott, Jackie Ashley, John McDonnell, Melissa Kite, Hopi Sen, Caroline Lucas and David Clark: How has Ed Miliband done in his speech to the Labour conference in Brighton?
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Dodgy frontal lobes, y'dig?

Dodgy frontal lobes, y'dig? | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
Richard Dawkins and R Elisabeth Cornwell: The brain just isn't ready to vote at 16.
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Articles going back 10 years considering the issue of voting at 16...

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Publications library

Publications library | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
Electoral Reform Society's research and publications library
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Have a look at some of the freely available publications on this list here relating to electoral reform in the UK. Remember to think about who they have been written by, at what time, and for what purpose. 

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The Electoral Reform Society

The Electoral Reform Society | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
The Electoral Reform Society is an independent campaigning organisation working to make politics better.
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Labour's campaign to enfranchise 16-year-olds has only one motive – grabbing their votes – Telegraph Blogs

Labour's campaign to enfranchise 16-year-olds has only one motive – grabbing their votes – Telegraph Blogs | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
Labour has recently advocated (again) giving 16-year-olds the vote.
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Votes at 16

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Emma Thompson's comment, September 30, 2013 6:31 AM
you can use this website to access some of the arguments for votes at 16 - remember to be analytical and consider the other side of the arguments though as well...
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Why Egypt should adopt a proportional electoral system - The Atlantic Post

Why Egypt should adopt a proportional electoral system - The Atlantic Post | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
egypt electoral system ("If the assembly adopts majority system, most of the seats will continue to be held would go to well-financed...
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The Economist explains How does Germany's electoral system work? - The Economist (blog)

The Economist explains How does Germany's electoral system work? - The Economist (blog) | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
The Economist explains How does Germany's electoral system work?
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Labour wants votes for 16-year-olds

Labour wants votes for 16-year-olds | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
Labour leader Ed Miliband tells the party's conference in Brighton the UK voting age should be lowered from 18.
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Twitter / Search - #VotesAt16

Twitter / Search - #VotesAt16 | Laws Relating to Voting | Scoop.it
The latest and best tweets on #VotesAt16. Read what people are saying and join the conversation.
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Interesting commentary and reactions about being able to vote at 16 following the pledge from Ed Miliband at the Labour conference in Brighton that if Labour were to win the next election they would reduce the voting age to include 16 and 17 year olds.  

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