When is old enough to vote?

November 13, 2007 9:57am CST
In my country( unitedKingdom) you have to be 18 to vote in a general election. Is this fair? as you are allowed to get married at a younger age, die for your country at a younger age, drive at a younger age and do most things that any other adult takes for granted but people do not think that you are mature enough to make an informed decision as to what political party you want to vote for. Is this age correct to start voting? Or do you think that people are generally not mature enough at this age? Should it be lowered to lets say 16? Or should it even be higher, maybe even 21? I would love to hear what people have to say and their thoughts on this.
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
The legal age of voting here is 18. Actually, it really is better to know if youths nowadays are so keen on to choose who their leaders should be. In my country, the act of suffrage is seemed to be neglected. People can have their votes be bought which is sad because it affects the quality of leaders that we have. Regardless of the age, I guess, it is important to have a well-knowledgeable voters. :)