Expert voices: Should 16 year olds be allowed to vote?

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Publication Date 10/12/2014
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Across Europe there is a wide difference of opinion on the age at which citizens should be given the right to vote. While 18 is still the most common voting age, in 2007 Austria became the first country in the EU to give 16 year olds voting rights for the majority of elections.

The issue became more prominent in the UK after 16 year olds were allowed to vote in September 2014’s referendum on Scottish independence. As part of LSE’s ‘Expert Voices’ series, Public Policy Group Digital Editor Cheryl Brumley commissioned Sarah Birch, Richard Berry, Philip Cowley, and Andrew Mycock to outline their thoughts on the issue.

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