Whether you’re for lowering the voting age to sixteen, or against it, there’s no denying this is one of the sexier Bills making its way through Parliament at the moment.
The Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) Bill hopes to extend the franchise for parliamentary and other elections as well as referendums, to all citizens over the age of 16. The first reading took place in the House of Lords on 22nd October 2012 (a second reading is yet to be scheduled). In the meantime, the Bill has been published, and you can check it out here.
The Bill was mentioned again in the House of Lords yesterday. It will be interesting to see what happens next. Let the journey begin…..