Voting age to 16

Sixteens year olds are ready to become adults and are ready for their right to vote.

Sixteens year olds are ready to become adults and are ready for their right to vote.

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There have been many discussions over the years about the voting age and if it should be lowered. Now there is an argument in Oregon about the topic.

Many there argue that sixteen year olds can drive and pay taxes, so why not vote?

Some Oregon legislators hope to pass an amendment to lower the voting age by the 2020 election. They are convinced that teens want a chance to participate for the decisions about their home, clean water and air, and especially their schools.

In my opinion, sixteen and seventeen year olds are engaged enough to cast important votes. I feel that older teens take issues seriously, such as funding for education, health care, and especially gun violence.  With all of the recent school shootings, the young people who ae victimized should have a voice in the debate.

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