Edinburgh Youth Lower the Voting Age to Sixteen sign now

At the age of sixteen a young person can legally have sex, get married, pay taxes and be sent to fight in conflict. Despite this they have no say in how such descisions are made. I, the undersigned, would like to end this hypocrisy and see the voting age lowered to sixteen. I also call for schools to be given an increased role in educating young people in the importance of politics and democracy so that all people, whether they are 16, 18 or 80 will be able to make an informed political decision at the ballot box.

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  • 13 December 201550. Nick Castaneda
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 201549. Catrionia R
    what bus?! Political Party or Organisation (if applicapble) Green party Area Edinburgh
  • 09 November 201548. Ysolda St
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 201547. Eilidh Webb
    I know alot about politics probably more than some people older than me. Political Party or Organisation (if applicapble) SNP Area Angus
  • 25 September 201546. Trisha Brock
    We are responseable enough Political Party or Organisation (if applicapble) 16 vaa Area Montague
  • 05 August 201545. Amy N
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  • 27 May 201542. Natlia Des
    Vote GREEN! Lol bus bus bus bus! Area Edinburgh
  • 02 April 201541. Pippa R
    I support this petition
  • 13 January 201540. Keith P
    no taxation without representation - as over 50% of 16 - 17 year olds in UK are in employment . Area London
  • 06 January 201539. Gerry C
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 201538. Tara M
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 201437. Hannah Dalton
    I totally agree with lowering the voting age. At 16 you become an adult so why shouldn't you be able to vote aswell. Area North Berwick
  • 12 December 201436. John M
    In view of voter apathy, I think it's time to give youth their say, they were basically accurate, in the mock elections within schools across Scotland. Give youths a say! Political Party or Organisation (if applicapble) Sottish Socialist Party Area Edinbu
  • 29 November 201435. Kenny Buckley
    Vote for under 16's Political Party or Organisation (if applicapble) Green Party Area Leith
  • 20 November 201434. Andrew S
    i was sure i had signed this, wait a minute if i didnt sign this then what did i sign, and why do i keep getting sent emails from the masons? Political Party or Organisation (if applicapble) SSP Area marchmont, edinburgh
  • 17 November 201433. Carly B
    I agree Area ex-Gullane
  • 22 August 201432. Simon B
    power to the next generation for a better world Political Party or Organisation (if applicapble) scottish green party Area edinburgh
  • 10 August 201431. Krystle Schwartz
    i adamantly agree Area edinburgh
  • 08 August 201430. Sarah W
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 01 March 201428. Robb C
    Absolutely.
  • 17 February 201427. Hana M
    I support this petition
  • 24 January 201426. Melissa S
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 201325. Clare L
    I support this petition
  • 23 October 201324. Stephen M
    I'm single, any takers. sorry emmmm 16 is when we get taxed, let us choose which goverment taxes us! Political Party or Organisation (if applicapble) Green Party Area edinburgh

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