• United States
16 Feb 07
I think 18 is a good number. Some might say 16 because a lot of people drive at 16, but I think teenagers are still too immature to know and research candidates enough to make a decision. They are much more likely to vote how their parents and friends vote, without thinking for themselves. Now I'm 25, and if I could have voted at 16 I would have known what my candidate stood for. No one would have influenced me enough that I would change my mind once I settled on a candidate. And there are several people out there, who COULD make a wise and mature decision when they are sixteen. But the majority of kids 16, at least here in the U.S. are far too worried about their MySpace page than the next President of the United States. Hey, some people have let decades gone by without even voting once! So even though age doesn't always bring maturity, there is a much more likelihood that it will.