Monday, October 13, 2008

Lowering the Voting Jersey

Today's Guardian reports that this week will be the first time that 16 and 17 year olds will be allowed to vote in Jersey.

Similar moves to reduce the voting age have been made in Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Although a Bill to lower the voting age in the UK is unlikely to make headway this year, there will undoubtedly be pressure put upon the government to include the measure in next year's Constitutional Renewal Bill.

At this year's Plaid Conference, one of the motions passed reaffirmed our commitment to lowering the voting age and ensuring that young people play a full and frank role in our society.

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