Lower the voting age from 18 to 16 for elections and referendums
Young people have clearly shown in recent months that they are engaged in political, social and environmental issues that will effect their futures. Allowing young people the right to vote will enable them to have an active voice in the democratic process in the UK and have their concerns heard.
The Petition currently has 1,149 signatures. Previous: 1,096 signatures. Difference: 53 signatures.
The Petition is open to all UK Citizens even those who currently live and work outside the UK.
If you haven't signed the Petition then go to the petition page https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/269437
Government will respond
Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures.
At 100,000 signatures...
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.
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