Cornwall Council votes 54-50, with 3 abstentions, to offer itself as a pilot for lowering the voting age to 16 at next May’s elections

Posted By on 7th July 2020

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council, in its first full meeting since 25th February, has voted 54-50, with 3 abstentions, to offer itself as a pilot area for lowering the voting…

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  1. This is radiculas. What does a child of sixteen know about anything. No person should be able to vote until they are working and paying tax. Most of the children of today do not understand what the word work means. They stay at school until they are nearly thirty and have never worked and are never likely to. We where put to work when we were fifteen and did not vote until we had paid tax to the government for at least six years. We earned our votes. Why should people who have never paid a penny in tax be permitted to vote. We should put the voting age back up to 21. Very few children of 18 work or pay tax now. One should be permitted to vote once is working and paying tax. And not before that.

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