Thursday, June 05, 2008

Encouraging younger citizens

Jo Swinson (LibDem) is one of the sponsors of a parliamentary Bill to lower the voting age to 16. More here.

This will not necessarily result in higher percentage turnouts, but is the right thing to do for a group of citizens who are almost certainly better informed than their grandparents were.

What would improve the democratic process is for the age limit for membership of community councils to be reduced in line.
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