While few politicians in America have yet come out in support of a lower voting age, in the United Kingdom none other than the Prime Minister Gordon Brown has stated that he supports lowering the voting age to 16.
In particular, he said
We had a commission on lowering the voting age and it couldn’t make up its mind, so it’s come back to us. I personally would like to see the voting age reduced to 16.
As the article points out, “Any reduction in the voting age would have to be accompanied by improved citizenship education in schools.”
So why not here in America? Why not try a lower voting age, at least at the local level! I encourage everyone to contact your city council member or state representative and urge them to introduce a legislation to lower the voting age at the local or state level. We can do this!