world : Lowering the voting age is important, youth says

world : Lowering the voting age is important, youth says
world : Lowering the voting age is important, youth says

Friday 14 June 2024 10:31 PM

Nafeza 2 world - "I genuinely think it's very important because we are the young society," he added.

"I don't want to sound rude, but people who are voting are really old and it's not going to affect them as much as us."

Summer, 16, from Grangetown in Cardiff also said she believes that people her age should be allowed to vote, but had some concerns.

"I think it can be very good and very bad," she said, explaining that "a lot of people my age don’t understand politics".

"But I think it'll be very good because of the people that do deserve the right to vote."

Summer said she is interested in election issues, including the health service and housing.

"We’re watching everyone choose stuff for us when we should be saying, 'I want this to happen'."

If the voting age is lowered to 16, Summer said she believes there should be more education about the issues.

"We’re not taught politics in school and we don’t understand what’s going on," she said.

"No 16 year olds watch parliament, we get it all from social media.

"I've had to search out people explaining it because it's easier for me to understand."

Another 16-year-old, William from Caerphilly, agreed that most of the information he gets about the election comes from online.

"Stuff does come up on social media," he said.

"I don’t know every part of it, but I do see the social media and we do learn a lot through it."

He would also like to be able to take part in the election.

"It would be good because we are part of the upcoming future.

"Allowing us to vote would have a big part in the future for us, and we do matter."

Maxwell, 16, from Caerphilly, would also like a change in the voting age, but admitted he would need to talk to his parents about the issues.

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